The Tsiionhiakwatha/Droulers archaeological site interpretation center is a unique site that must be visited. It is where the most important Iroquoian village ever discovered in Quebec lies. Circa 1450, approximately 500 St.Lawrence iroquoians established a village near the La Guerre River in what is now the municipality of Saint-Anicet.
More than 500 years later, a local farmer by the name of François Droulers found a howel dating from the 15th century. Following this discovery, archaeological digs uncovered more than 150 000 artifacts over an area of 13 000 square meters. These archaeological digs led to the reconstruction of the village on the site itself where the fascinating history of the Iroquoian way of life is put on display.
Led by experienced guides, you can visit the village, its longhouses, traditional garden and its Kionhekwa exhibit. Both educational and entertaining, the guided tour sheds light upon the lifestyle and traditions of the 15th century Iroquoians.
Educational Visit :
The reconstruction of an Iroquoian village in Saint-Anicet is a significant project that allows students to discover its society and lifestyle. A visit at the Droulers site can serve as a introductory activity to the subject of Iroquoian life, or can supplement the knowledge already learned in class.