Etharita Site National Historic Site of Canada
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Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
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Etharita Site was designated a national historic site in 1982 because:
— the site was the principal village of the Wolf nation of the Petun confederacy from 1647 to 1649; and
— called St. Jean by the Jesuits, the site represents an excellent and relatively intact example of Petun life in the presence of French missionaries.
Sources: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, 1982, January 2012.