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APR 2017

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4 2 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E W E N D A K E , Q U E B E C In the suburbs of Quebec City, about 150 miles west of Presque Isle, Maine, Wendake — pro- nounced Wen-dah-kee — is a popular destination to experience the Huron and Wendat cultures. The Huron-Wendat Traditional Site should be included in any trip to the area. Visitors to the tra- ditional site can enjoy cultural demonstrations and try their hand at making cornhusk dolls, or listen to tribal members share their historic and modern ways of life. Groups can book an overnight stay in the longhouse or add an evening to gather around the fire and listen to tribal members share myths and legends under the stars. Another popular stop for groups is the Huron Wendat Museum. The permanent exhibit tells the history of the Huron-Wendat nation, from the tribal creation myth through modern times. Groups can also add a tour of the nearby Tsawenhohi House, which originally belonged to the Grand Chief Nicolas Vincent Tsawenhohi, who was declared a National Historic Person by the Department of Canadian Heritage in 2001. Three grand chiefs have lived in the home during its time as a personal residence. TOP: THE HURON-WENDAT MUSEUM IS A TOP ATTRACTION IN WENDAKE. BOTTOM: A YOUNG WOMAN TELLS VISITORS ABOUT HURON CUISINE. Wendake is also home to multiple First Nations restaurants. La Sagamite is a stand-alone restaurant that highlights Huron-Wendat cuisine, with dishes such as a three sisters soup and a selection of game meats and seafood on their menu. Their signature dish features game meats that are flambeed right at your table. There is also the Nek8arre restaurant at the Huron-Wendat site that features a selection of entrees that include buffalo, duck and salmon, as well as indigenous dishes such as sunflower seed soup. Guests looking for a total experience should also check out the Hotel-Museé Premieres Nations, which features overnight accommodations with rooms that highlight indigenous culture and an on-site First Nations restaurant. W W W.T OU R I S M E W E N D A K E .C A Courtesy Tourisme Wendake Courtesy Tourisme Wendake , WOW. Grand Lake O' the Cherokees Grove, Oklahoma V i s i t C h e r o k e e Nat i o n . c o m © 2017 Cherokee Nation Businesses. All Rights Reserved.

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