This land was initially acquired in the unrecorded Crawford Purchase of 1783, which was negotiated primarily between Captain William Redford Crawford, several Mississauga representatives, and a Chief Mynass, who represented the land north of the St. Lawrence River to the Ottawa River. No formal treaty was signed. In recognition of their contributions in the American Revolution, approximately 100 Mohawk settlers also settled on part of the land covered by the Crawford Purchase, now known as the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Additionally, SD&G neighbours the Mohawk islands of Akwesasne.
To learn more, visit http://www.trc.ca/ for information on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their 94 Calls to Action. We feel it is important to have a full understanding of the history of the places we call home in order to be informed citizens and respectful treaty people.
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