GUIDED TOUR — TALES & LEGENDS — MEDICINE WHEEL MAKING
Available, upon reservation only, from July 1st to August 31st or at all times for groups of 20 and more.
With a guide wearing the traditional apparel
Visit of the Yänonhchia’, the long house, where is showed the traditional way of life and the social organisation at the Europeans arrival. Techniques of food preservation (smoker and dryer for the meat). Reminder of means of transportations of the old time. Initiation to the spiritual life of the Wendat people. Sweat lodge and medicine of our ancestors. Giant tipi, discovery of the different First Nations and actual situation of the Hurons-Wendat people.
MEDICINE WHEEL MAKING
Made of deer leather and goose and pheasant feathers, the medicine wheel is used to chase away illness. The cross represents the four cardinal points and intends to protect each and every home around the world. The caribou bones are symbol of luck.
NECKLACE MAKING (12 YEAR OLDS AND UNDER)
Our young visitors enter into the heart of Native roots by learning how to create and make a necklace out of traditional pearls. In the past, this necklace as all the other jewellery were the only goods the Wendats possessed. The rest was communal property.
TALES & LEGENDS
According to ancient beliefs, the people who had knowledge had to convey it to the younger generations within the Nation. This tradition permitted the legends to survive throughout the years.
Let our story teller share with you the legends of the Creation of the World and many more.