Tour Locations | Ottawa: Pioneering Days
LOCATION 14 | Ottawa: Pioneering Days
Make your way over to the bronze statue and stop in front of it for a moment.
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The statue is of an Anishinaabe Scout.
It was originally located at the base of Champlain's statue but was moved here because modern indigenous leaders complained that the kneeling position was subservient and it's composition too stereotyped.
Anishinaabe is the collective name for the tribes of the indigenous peoples who lived in this region for many thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. These people were hunter-gatherers with small-scale agriculture. They had no wheeled vehicles, very few metal tools and no metal weapons. They were very skilled with bow and arrow.