Treaty 21 to be Displayed at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc for Treaties Recognition Week

Posted On Wednesday October 30, 2019

Recognizing the importance of treaties and increasing awareness of treaty relations, Museum Strathroy-Caradoc will host Treaty 21 on behalf of Library and Archives Canada this November.

Treaty 21, also known as the Longwoods Treaty, was signed by representatives of the local Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and the British Crown on March 9, 1819. The Longwoods Treaty was the culmination of talks that took place from 1818 to 1822, and is the first of three written versions of the treaty.

“Making Treaty 21 publicly available at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc highlights the importance of treaties locally, and will help residents learn more about treaty rights,” said Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden. “Treaty rights remain a significant aspect of the relationships we’re strengthening with our Indigenous neighbours and friends today.”

Treaty 21 will be displayed at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc (34 Frank Street, Strathroy) during Treaties Recognition Week, which will be celebrated November 4 - 8, 2019.

The document will be on display at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 4 – Thursday, November 7: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, November 8: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm