The Battle of Queenston Heights: Heritage Minute

This learning tool complements Historica Canada’s Queenston Heights Heritage Minute by exploring the contributions of First Nations warriors at the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. This learning tool is made possible with generous support from the Government of Canada.

In May 1812, Major General Isaac Brock, the commander of British forces in Upper Canada, visited the Six Nations chiefs at “Brant’s Ford” (near presentday Brantford, Ontario) to enlist their help. Brock knew that their support would be crucial to protect the vast Upper Canadian frontier if the United States declared war, which they did in June 1812.