Is It Time To Rename Lake Simcoe

petros

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Simcoe arrived in America two days after the Battle of Bunker Hill, and sought unsuccessfully to raise a corps of free Black troops. During the subsequent siege of Boston, he purchased a captaincy in the 40th Regiment of Foot. With this regiment, he participated in campaigns in Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Brandywine, Pennsylvania, where he was wounded.

Simcoe developed an appreciation for light infantry, particularly in the American theatre, based on the concept of individual fitness, quick movement and battlefield discipline. In October 1777 he took command of the Queen’s Rangers with the provincial rank of major. The Rangers were active in campaigns in Pennyslvania, Richmond and Yorktown. Simcoe achieved great personal success and a reputation as a tactical theorist. Prior to the British surrender at Yorktown, he was invalided home in 1781 with a rank of lieutenant-colonel.

He abolished slavery in Canada.
 

Hoid

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It was called Lac Aux Claies by the French until they renamed it after Simcoe, who is not an entirely unsympathetic figure. He abolished slavery in Upper Canada.

Of course the First Nations had many names for many parts of it that were used for thousands of years before the white people discovered.

Couchiching was one name - which is still in use and is a song by Gordon Iightfoot
 

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Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis was renamed Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake). Calhoun supported slavery while White Earth is the name of the Dakotan sub-tribe of this area.

Good move, for sure.
 

Danbones

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We have to be fair to both the French and English here...
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and walk a mile in the moccasins of the natives too.

How about a non religious name like "Lac of Pedestriennes"?
 

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We have to be fair to both the French and English here...
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and walk a mile in the moccasins of the natives too.

How about a non religious name like "Lac of Pedestriennes"?

We have one of those. We call it "Lake Huron".
 

Danbones

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AS the starting point of the trading missions we used to say...and Huroff to distant lands!
 

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It was called Lac Aux Claies by the French until they renamed it after Simcoe, who is not an entirely unsympathetic figure. He abolished slavery in Upper Canada.

Of course the First Nations had many names for many parts of it that were used for thousands of years before the white people discovered.

Couchiching was one name - which is still in use and is a song by Gordon Iightfoot
Ugh, never mind. Misread the post.