Episode 3: War of Independence (1812 - 1813)

Fearless, ingenious, and for the first time – united. The War of 1812 is Canada’s War of Independence. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian, and even ex-pat American fighters fight for their new homeland.

As America nips at Canada's borders, unlikely alliances form to protect them.

Laura Secord and Cayuga warrior John Tutela both played a crucial role in keeping the Americans from taking over the Niagara Peninsula during the War of 1812. (Canada: The Story of Us)

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