War Of 1812
Two hundred years ago, an extraordinary conflict decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada and destroyed the dream of an independent Native nation.
Tension mounted between the United States and Great Britain, making war inevitable. This was the War of 1812, which saw the deaths of countless Natives, voyageurs and soldiers, as well as the conquering of forts, cities and governments. As battle plans were worked out and troops assembled, the geography of countries began to take shape, giving way to critical shifts in cultures and leading to the building of a nation.