Around the year 1450, about 400 indigenous people established a village along the La Guerre River in what is now the municipality of Saint-Anicet. 500 years later, archaeological excavations have unearthed some 15,000 artifacts over an explored area of 13,000 square metres. They constitute the vestiges of the most significant Iroquoian village to date in Quebec. The heritage value of the Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha archaeological site lies primarily in its anthropological and archaeological assets.
The reconstruction of a 15th century Iroquoian village on the original site of the ancient village is unique to the region. Today, the fascinating history of the Iroquois is revived and individuals are able to experience the customs and habits of the first inhabitants of this region.
The site also holds significant heritage value due to its location: it is a witness to the settlement practices used by the St. Lawrence Iroquoians. In addition, the site includes an interpretation centre with permanent exhibits as well as a life-size reconstruction of part of the Iroquoian village. It is an important venue for the dissemination of knowledge about Native American villages, the experimentation inherent in the Iroquoian way of life and the interpretation of the region’s native legacy.
1800 Leahy Road
Phone: 450 264-3030
Toll free: 1 866 690-3030
Off season: 450 264-5411