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Near Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Wyandot

Les Hurons de Detroit

 
 
The Wyandot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Wyandot Marker
Inscription. This area was once the home of the Wyandot, remnants of the Huron, Neutrals, and Petuns who were dispersed by the Iroquois in the 1640's. Some eventually reunited and settled along the Detroit River, where they became known as the Hurons of Detroit, or Wyandot. After the fall of New France, the Wyandot became supporters of the British during the American Revolution although many remained neutral in the War of 1812. In the 1840's a number of the Wyandot were moved to a reserve in Kansas while others stayed to help develop this region.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 8.678′ N, 83° 6.818′ W. Marker is near Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is on Front Road North north of County Route 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the west side of Front Road North, between the Detroit River and the roadway, at the entrance to the "Wyandotte Indian Cemetery.". Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2V7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmishes at the Canard River (approx. 3 kilometers away); Pensioner's Cottage (approx. 4.1
The Wyandot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Wyandot Marker
View looking west, of the historical marker situated just to the right (north) of the "Wyandotte Indian Cemetery," with a view of the Detroit River in the background.
kilometers away); The "Tecumseh Stone" (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Major John Richardson (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Fort Malden Points of Interest (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Shoreline Breakwall (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Indian Council House (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden) (approx. 4.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Wyandot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Wyandot Marker
View looking northwest of the "Wyandotte Indian Cemetery" entrance and the historical marker and tombstones beyond the entrance.
The Wyandot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. The Wyandot Marker
View of additional tombstones in the "Wyandotte Indian Cemetery" with the Detroit River in the background.
The Wyandotte Indian Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. The Wyandotte Indian Cemetery
View looking north with Front Road North on the right and the "Wyandotte Indian Cemetery" on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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