"Traditional Huron Village" Top 5 Page for this destination ONHOUA CHETEK8E Tip by jamiesno
ONHOUA CHETEK8E, Quebec: 3 reviews and 9 photos
In October 2005 while attending an Aboriginal Mining Conference our group was treated to a traditional Huron village. It took about 30 minutes or so to get from downtown Quebec to the site on a bus. If you type in "Village-des-Hurons, Quebec" at http://maps.google.com/ you will get a very good map and directions.
We were welcomed by a guide dressed with a traditional costume. A Welcoming Dance is also offered to our guest. This was fun and included some participation from the audience.
Other things on the visit included a visit to the Long House, Huron’s traditional housing, presentation on the Huron’s way of life, visit of the Smokehouse and the Drying tent. Comments on methods of food preservation. Sweating Tent. Presentation on purification techniques used by our ancestors. There was a stop at Giant Tee Pee. Information about the way of life of Indians from different Nations. Presentation on traditional means of transportation and on the making of canoes and snowshoes. Visitors are invited to take place in one of the great canoes to listen to the guide’s presentation.
Our guide was hilarious and had everyone laughing but she didn't understand what she was doing. It was funny.
There was an historical review of the trading that took place between the French and the Hurons in 1750 and a presentation on the present life of Hurons in the Village of Wendake. They have a healthy economy now for a small number of members.
I didn't buy anything at the extensive gift shop but found out when I had gotten home I actually bought a Huron drum earlier that year in downtown Quebec. So it was great to get back there and see where it came from!
The treat of the visit was the aboriginal feast. The appetizers where great, the buffalo was great and the maple dessert was great!
Overall a great time and would recommend you take a visit.
Address: 575, rue Stanislas-Kosca
Directions: Village-des-Hurons (Wendake)
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