First Nations Gallery

In the mid 1700s, southern Ontario was settled by the native Ojibway, including native Mississaugas from the shores of Lake Huron. The Mississaugas fished, hunted, trapped, and harvested maple syrup and wild rice. They were also fur traders and well known for meeting their credit obligations. The river where they traded came to be called the Credit River.

By the 1820s, the Mississaugas had surrendered most of their territory to the British Crown. An Indian Village was created on the River Credit and the Mississaugas cleared land for farming and built log cabins, a sawmill, and a school and Methodist chapel. In 1847, as settlers and industry continued to encroach on their way of life, about 260 Mississaugas moved from the River Credit to land in Tuscarora Township. The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation has prospered in this location. In 2006, the reserve covered more than 6,000 acres near Hagersville, Ontario.

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A Native Spokesman's Use of Wampum in Addressing the British
A Native Spokesman's Use of Wampum in Addressing the British
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Annual Presents to Nahneetis
Annual Presents to Nahneetis
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Captain Brant's House at Wellington Square
Captain Brant's House at Wellington Square
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Captain Cameron Brant
Captain Cameron Brant
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Chief's Medal Presented to Ka-kiwe-guun-ebi (Kahkewaquonaby)
Chief's Medal Presented to Ka-kiwe-guun-ebi (Kahkewaquonaby)
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Cooksville View
Cooksville View
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Council Chamber Ceiling, Mississauga Civic Centre
Council Chamber Ceiling, Mississauga Civic Centre
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Credit Indian Village, Port Credit
Credit Indian Village, Port Credit
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Credit Indian Village Plaque, Erindale
Credit Indian Village Plaque, Erindale
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Credit Indian Village Plaque, Erindale
Credit Indian Village Plaque, Erindale
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Credit River
Credit River
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Credit River
Credit River
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Credit River, East Bank
Credit River, East Bank
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Credit River Flats
Credit River Flats
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Credit River Flats
Credit River Flats
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Credit River Flats
Credit River Flats
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Gathering Wild Rice
Gathering Wild Rice
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Gathering Wild Rice
Gathering Wild Rice
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Indian Chapel, Dixie
Indian Chapel, Dixie
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Indian Sugar Camp
Indian Sugar Camp
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