A history podcast of stories from the war of 1812.
Here we use diary entries, memoirs, letters home, poems,
and music to convey some basic ideas
in the story of the war.
Hosted by the staff of Fort Meigs
Historic Site in Northwest Ohio.
Guns Across the Lakes YouTube Channel
The War of 1812 is often treated as a minor skirmish in world history; however, it was a pivotal event for almost every nation involved. For early Americans it was a chance to solidify their independence and power as a new nation. Canadians view the conflict between the United States and Britain as a battle for their identity as Canadians. Indigenous peoples who fought in the War of 1812 on either side viewed it for a chance at protecting and preserving their ancestral lands, an endeavor that ultimately led to heartache and broken promises. Guns Across the Lakes series brings together historic sites and battlefields from two countries and three states to narrate the various aspects of the war waged on the Great Lakes from 1812 to 1815. View audio describe versions of videos at https://www.nps.gov/pevi/learn/photosmultimedia/guns-across-the-lakes.htm
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