Ontario Abandoned Places

An online community for urban explorers
Location Database
Talking Walls Photography
Talking Walls
Search Locations

User Search

Brule Devoured at Cannibal Feast

Located in: Tiny Township
Location #2001

To request this location be removed, submit a Report Location form.

Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 9/28/2010
Last Updated: 9/28/2010


Toanche was on of the Huron's (Wendat) major cities ruled by the Bear tribe in the early 1600's. The great French explorer, Etienne Brule, was sent by Samuel de Champlain to the region to learn the Huron language and customs in 1610. Later he acted as interpreter and organizer of the Huron fur trade with the French. The Huron were at war with the Iroquois to the south- namely, the Seneca, of the city of Ganatsekiagon at Pickering, Ontario, and with the nations on the south side of Lake Ontario. * Look at the write-up on here under "Pickering" for more history.

In his travels, Brule discovered Georgian Bay and all 5 great lakes. His distances travelled by canoe are staggering. He was the first white man to see the ancient site of Toronto (Teiaiagon) and to paddle down the Susquehannah R. to Chesapeake Bay.

* The Wendat raised dogs as culinary delicacies.

Cannibalism: In 1633, following what the Huron considered Brule's betrayal of Champlain and for his suspected trading with the Seneca, Brule was tortured and eaten by the Bear tribe at Toanche where he made his home. He became the first and only white man to be devoured at a cannibal feast in Ontario. The ghastly event occured at this vanished city which was located just north of modern-day Penetanguishene.

A modern village called Toanche still exists to this day in the area.

And to learn about the capital city of the Hurons look under "Oro-Medonte" here to find "Cahiague: Huron City of Torture".

Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
Always obtain permission before entering someone else's property.

Status: Abandoned
Category: Cemetery

View map
Who's Viewed
Upload Photos
Edit Location

None listed
We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.
Maps are only shown to logged in members.

White Meat Please
Brule Devoured at Cannibal Feast
Created on:9/28/2010
Created by: clay70
4 photos

ForgottenPlaces says:
10/29/2016 9:02:53 PM

Im not exactly sure where this is. Been to the area, and google mapped it. :(

spydrgyrl says:
2/27/2011 10:57:58 AM

Étienne Brûlé is actually buried on the site of Ste Marie Among the Hurons ... it's worth the drive up there for the visit .. beautiful place ..

Show All comments
Leave A Comment - Please do *NOT* ask how to gain entry or post means of entry.
Are you a human? Enter this number: 106

No recent activity.