It is easy to be snarky about the War of 1812. Someone on the radio today did precisely what I have done in the past -- compare the North American war to the invasion of Russia. I always follow that quip up by referring "of course" to the fact that the war was a real turning point for Canada.
But today I have reason to wonder. I was in a university library looking at the section where they keep books on 1812 written from the Canadian point of view and I noticed that there are more books on 1837 than on 1812. A LOT more.
All you readers, US, Canadian, or Other can now look up 1837.