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Naval Combat on Lake Superior
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Title: Naval Combat on Lake Superior
Identifier: MC0703
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: The picture, by Captain Seth Eastman, is from "Indian Tribes of the United States", by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. After their defeat of the Hurons and the Neutrals and Petuns in the mid-seventeenth century, the Iroquois moved north to occupy their vacated territory. They then pushed further north to confront the Ojibwa, who harboured many refugee Hurons in their midst. The Ojibwa met the Iroquois in a series of naval battles on both Lakes Superior and Huron. In this picture by Eastman the native people are shown fighting with pre-contact weapons. The illustration and descriptive text are from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System