Anishinabe Scout

Photo of the top-half of a statue of the Anishinabe scout
Anishinabe Scout

This bronze sculpture of an Anishinabe scout is located in Major’s Hill Park, in Ottawa.

This work recognizes the role of First Nations people in the development of Canada.

The sculpture used to be in front of the statue of Samuel de Champlain at Nepean Point. It was intended to show how Aboriginal peoples helped the explorer navigate the Ottawa River.

The sculpture was created in 1918 by Hamilton MacCarthy. Originally, the figure was supposed to be kneeling in a canoe. However, the citizens’ group had not raised enough funds in the 1920s, so an alternative solution was found.

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