McKee Treaty Cairn, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
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"
McKee Treaty Cairn (Blenheim)
Memorial Park (Blenheim)
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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