Brock and Tecumseh Sculpture Assumes Prominent Role in Sandwich Town
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens joined members of our local First Nations, archeologists City Councillors and members of the public for the dedication of a new sculpture featuring General Isaac Brock and Chief Tecumseh.
The seven-foot-two sculpture is perched on an eight-foot base and will greet all those entering historic Sandwich Town via the new roundabout where Riverside Drive West meets Sandwich Street.
The Brock-Tecumseh sculpture was spearheaded by late community activist John Muir, a passionate advocate for Sandwich Town, to find a lasting way to commemorate our history.
The bronze sculpture, by artist Mark Williams, honours Major General Isaac Brock and Shawnee leader Tecumseh who led a British-First Nations force that took Detroit through strategic deception in August 1812.
It shows the two in preparation for the assault on Fort Detroit, with Brock surveying the opposite shore across the Detroit River. Beside him, on horseback, the great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh gazes north up river to the newly placed British artillery position that is bombarding the American fortification. The successful assault and capture of the American position would take place two days later on August 16, 1812.
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