Browse Items (6 total) Tagged  ‘Elgin Settlement’

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Map showing lands owned or occupied by Blacks between 1849 and 1871 in Raleigh Township, Ontario.

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"The Elgin Settlement, also known as Buxton, was one of four organized black settlements to be developed in Canada. The black population of Canada West and Chatham was already high due to the area's proximity to the United States. The land was…