John Graves Simcoe, whose "day" we're celebrating in Toronto, was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. You could say he saw a lot but didn't notice much.
To get past the War of 1812 myth-making to the real facts of history, a good start would be to turn off the vulgar, violent images on TV and pick up and read James Laxer's Tecumseh & Brock.
On September 20, 1811 Tecumseh rode into Tuckhabatchee, the capital of the Muscogee people. Twenty warriors, members of the Shawnee, Kickapoo and Winnebago nations, rode with him.