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Laura Secord discovered by British Amerindian allies, 22 June 1813

Laura Secord discovered by British Amerindian allies, 22 June 1813

Laura Secord walked into a camp of Amerindians towards the end of her famous 30 kilometre trek on 22 June 1813. The group was allies of the British, and they led Secord to a detachment of British troops stationed at the DeCew house, on the Niagara Escarpment near present day St. Catherines Ontario. There she was able to pass on her warning of an impending American attack. This print gives a rather romanticized view of the heroine. At the time of her exploit, Secord was 38, rather older than suggested here. Nevertheless, a contemporary eyewitness account describes her 'slender frame and delicate appearance'.