Chippewas of Nawash - Cape Croker

Cape Croker is the non-Native name for this area

It is called Neyaashiinigmiing. The name of our First Nation is "Nawash," after Chief Nawash who fought beside Tecumseh in the war of 1812.

Cape Croker and its park are an integral part of the Niagara Escarpment, an important limestone formation that runs from the Niagara Peninsula in the south to Manitoulin Island in the north. In 1990, it became the sixth area to be designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations. Now there are some 300 such reserves in the world. The Escarpment is the last refuge in southern Ontario for many unique flora and fauna. Neyaashiinigmiing is no exception. Close by the Park you will find alvars, a kind of prairie distinguished by a thin veneer of plant cover over a limestone base. On the limestone bluffs that surround the Park are some of the oldest living trees in eastern North America. Only centimeters around, they are, nevertheless, centuries old. A huge and ancient underwater forest lies in the waters around Cape Croker.

The Bruce Trail runs thorugh Cape Croker - please respect the nature on the Bruce Trail.

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