Tsawenahohi, Ignace-Nicolas Vincent National Historic Person

Wendake, Quebec
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Address : 186 Nicolas-Vincent Street, Wendake, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2001-04-27
Life Date: 1769 to 1844

Other Name(s):
  • Tsawenahohi, Ignace-Nicolas Vincent  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2000-041

Importance: Elevated the position of Grand Chief to an unprecedented level of respectability


No plaque in place, recommended location: Tsawenhoni House 186 Nicolas-Vincent Street, Wendake, Quebec

Grand Chief of the Hurons of Lorette from 1811 to 1844, Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi was an astute politician and a skilful diplomat, renowned for his profound respect for and knowledge of Aboriginal laws, customs, and traditions. He formed alliances with colonial authorities and fought for his people's territorial rights by addressing the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, and by personally petitioning King George IV. Tsawenhohi, " he who sees clearly," was widely respected by his contemporaries and his achievements live on today in the collective memory of the Huron-Wendat. Approved 2005