- Apr 30, 2007
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Well I like the general philosophy. Indians on top of the plinth, white folks looking up adoringly from below ...
But Brant got a good deal from the British government, which Tecumseh surely did not. (Brant also has a statue in Brantford and another in Ottawa, come to think of it.) And I think Brant was almost surely one of the largest slave owners in the history of Ontario! Bit of mixed messaging there.
Tecumseh was killed in battle, so yeah he didn't get a lot. LOL As for Brant and slaves, well we're going back to the 18th century here, it was probably fairly common practice? It wasn't abolished within British North America until 1833. We do have to have perspective when judging societal values from previous less informed ages according to our values today.