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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Arts & History Department
Mississauga Central Library
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library.history@mississauga.ca

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Indian Village at the River Credit in 1827 -- Winter
Indian Village at the River Credit in 1827 -- Winter
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John Jones House, Port Credit
John Jones House, Port Credit
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Kingston, Watercolour by James Pattison Cockburn
Kingston, Watercolour by James Pattison Cockburn
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Lake Aquitaine Trail
Lake Aquitaine Trail
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Miscocomon Chief (The Red Knife)
Miscocomon Chief (The Red Knife)
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Mississauga Tract
Mississauga Tract
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Mohawk Church at Grand River
Mohawk Church at Grand River
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Muncey Idols
Muncey Idols
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Nahneetis, Guardian of Health
Nahneetis, Guardian of Health
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Natahwash, Miscocomon Chief
Natahwash, Miscocomon Chief
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Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
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Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
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Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
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Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
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Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
Native Artifacts, Benares, Clarkson
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Naval Combat on Lake Superior
Naval Combat on Lake Superior
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Ojebway Domestic Implements
Ojebway Domestic Implements
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Ojebway Games and Amusements
Ojebway Games and Amusements
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Ojebway Graves at Muncey Town
Ojebway Graves at Muncey Town
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Ojebway Idols and Religious Instruments
Ojebway Idols and Religious Instruments
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