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Queenston Heights

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Queenston Heights

At the Battle of Queenston Heights (October 13, 1812) Mohawk Chief John Norton and 80 Grand River warriors surprised hundreds of advancing American soldiers and skirmished with them for hours until reinforcements arrived and the battle was won.

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Richard Pierpoint

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Richard Pierpoint

Richard Pierpoint was a formerly enslaved Black Loyalist who, at age 68, enlisted black men to fight in the War of 1812. The Coloured Corps fought in a number of battles in the Niagara region (including Queenston Heights) and were instrumental to the war effort.

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Laura Secord

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Laura Secord

Laura Secord journeyed to warn of an American attack during the War of 1812, her forewarning allowed the Kahnawake Mowhawk to repel the invasion.

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