It is still a popular canoe route, and muskellunge, walleye, bass and pike are plentiful. Fur-trade artifacts and native utensils have been recovered from the area; in particular 3 Huron cooking pots in the summer of 1987 that are estimated to be 4 centuries old. Native rock paintings are visible near Keso Point. Its historical significance as a transportation corridor for natives and the fur trade led to its designation as a Canadian HERITAGE RIVER in 1986. In 1989 a provincial park was established protecting most of the river.
Author JAMES MARSH
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Four Directions Teachings
Elders and traditional teachers representing the Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and Mi’kmaq share teachings about their history and culture. Animated graphics visualize each of the oral teachings. This website also provides biographies of participants, transcripts, and an extensive array of learning resources for students and their teachers. In English with French subtitles.