Elliott Moses explained that the trip's attraction was the present and the past, both intimate and imperial, as it offered him the chance to assess British farms, visit the graves of soldiers who fought in World War I. As Moses recounted, 'Needless to say, it was an unexpected privilege'. Other media were, it seems, eager to cover the tour-or at least its 'Red Indian' component. Moses also had a keen interest in Indigenous history. The largest Iroquoian settlement in North America and most populous reserve in Canada, the Grand River reserve covered just under 18,000 hectares by the mid-nineteenth century. Moses did not, however, comment further on the fact that the British people they met 'besieged' the tour's members for information about Canada a foreshadowing, perhaps, of British emigration to Canada of the 1950's and 1960's. Nelson Moses also had attended the Mohawk Institute, the nearby residential school run by the New England Company.