Journey of Knowledge - Part 1
Introduction and History
The Wyandot lived here before the arrival of the Europeans, in addition to the Anishinaabek and Haundenosaunee. How large is the population of the Indigenous people at present? Has it increased or decreased?
- View Statistics Canada Census Profile - 2016, for The Blue Mountains
- "Dispersed but Not Destroyed" (book) by Kathryn Magee Labelle. Find it in the BMPL catalogue.
- Wyandot Nation of Kansas (website information), which includes Charles Garrad's "Craigleith and the Birth of the Wyandot Tribe". Visit wyandot.org.
Introduction to History - Recommended Resources:
- "Indigenous History" (REEL History Film)
- "The Petun: People of the Hills" (book) by Pat Raible. Find it in the BMPL catalogue.
- "A New History of the County of Grey, and the many communities within its boundaries and the City of Owen Sound" by T. Davidson (1972). Grey County Historical Society: view book information (coming soon). Find it in the BMPL catalogue.
- Museum exhibits (images): Indigenous Villages near Craigleith: Museum exhibit with model, painting, building image.
- Handwritten note about Jesuits and Petun in Craigleith (museum archives).
This Journey of Knowledge is provided to help you discover material gathered in the Indigenous History and Culture online exhibit curated by the Craigleith Heritage Depot and The Blue Mountains Public Library. Please follow links and locations shared to resources in the Indigenous History and Culture online exhibit. There, you may discover other fascinating material as well!
Discover resources connected to the population, dispersal, and history of Indigenous peoples in the Town of The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.
Find the Journey of Knowledge collection in the Indigenous History and Culture exhibit.
The First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada are recognized as the traditional stewards of the land. The municipality of The Town of The Blue Mountains is located within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional land of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples.
For more information, please contact the Craigleith Heritage Depot; a museum, archives, and branch of the Blue Mountains Public Library located in the Town of The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.