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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Ojebway Weapons of War
Ojebway Weapons of War
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Pabookowaih
Pabookowaih
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Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby), 1802-1856
Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby), 1802-1856
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Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby), 1802-1856, Port Credit
Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby), 1802-1856, Port Credit
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Plan of the Indian Reserve, Port Credit
Plan of the Indian Reserve, Port Credit
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Plan of the Survey of Port Credit, 1835
Plan of the Survey of Port Credit, 1835
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Rippling Stream (Omuddwajecoonoqua)
Rippling Stream (Omuddwajecoonoqua)
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Spearing Fish From a Canoe
Spearing Fish From a Canoe
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Spearing Muskrats in Winter
Spearing Muskrats in Winter
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Springfield-on-the-Credit, 1859, Erindale
Springfield-on-the-Credit, 1859, Erindale
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The Old Credit Mission
The Old Credit Mission
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The Totems of the Mississauga Chiefs
The Totems of the Mississauga Chiefs
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Traditional Ojibwa Weapons
Traditional Ojibwa Weapons
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White Oak Tree, Clarkson
White Oak Tree, Clarkson
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White Oak Tree, Clarkson
White Oak Tree, Clarkson
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York, 1804, by Elizabeth Hale
York, 1804, by Elizabeth Hale
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