Have you heard the name Wendake, but wondered where it was? Or wondered where the Mohawk people are from? The First Nations of Simcoe County website is full of helpful maps to help you visualize the rich tapestry of indigenous communities preceding and following European contact. And did you know that the term Haudenosaunee translates to "people of the longhouse" and refers to the confederacy of five nations: the Seneca, the Mohawk, the Cayuga, the Onondaga, and the Oneida? If you haven't yet visited this incredible resource, be prepared to take a journey back in time to better connect with this land and its people.
Don't miss the helpful Glossary page, which is full of tips on pronunciation and definitions to help you understand the difference between terms like Algonkian and Algonquin!
Visit the website by clicking on the following link, or by clicking on the "First Nations of Simcoe County" button in the top right corner of this page: http://firstnations.innisfillibrary.ca/
Exterior panorama of Sainte Marie Among the Hurons Historic Site