McKee Treaty Cairn, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada



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McKee Treaty Cairn, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: Ektachrome-X
Date: 1961
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): 6460R
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
Notes: C. 1961; "This cairn, standing in front of the gates of Blenheim's Memorial Park, commemorates the treaty made by Alexander McKee on the 19th May, 1790, with the Chippewas, Ottawa, Pottawatomie and Huron Indians, when a great tract of land, comprising most of the present counties of Essex, Kent and Elgin, and part of Middlesex, was peacefully acquired by His Brittanic Majesty, George III, for $4800, paid in trade goods, to provide homes for expatriated United Empire Loyalists. Blenheim is the approximate geographic centre of this richest part of Southwestern Ontario which once sold so cheaply"
Subject(s): McKee Treaty Cairn (Blenheim)
Memorials
Aboriginal Persons
Memorial Park (Blenheim)
Parks
Place(s): Blenheim (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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