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CNHS - Chiefswood
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
N 43° 05.980 W 080° 05.714
17T E 573626 N 4772280
Quick Description: Plaque dedicated to important Oshweken location
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/4/2018 6:22:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMYX3E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
Views: 1

Long Description:
This CNHS Plaque is located in Oshweken, Ontario, part of the Six Nations Reserve. The plaque is dedicated to the Chiefswood house which was home to Chief George H.M. Johnson and famous poet Pauline Johnson. The plaque is in English, French and Mohawk languages.


Completed in 1856. Chiefswood owes its importance to its architecture and the prominence of the people who lived here. Derived from the popular Italianate style of the Picturesque movement, the grandeur of the house reflects the status of its builder and owner, Chief George H.M. Johnson, an intermediary with non-Aboriginal society. His daughter, celebrated poet Pauline Johnson, drew inspiration from the years she spent in this house."
Classification: National Historic Site

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Oshweken

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on [Web Link]

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