Final Prep.Part Two and Three

Final Prep.Part Two and Three - History 2773 Final Prep...

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History 2773 Final Prep Part Two (40%) 4. What opportunities did women have to participate in public life before 1867? Women in the fur trade: o Women were considered an important asset by European men in the fur trade, for their skills in the bush o Aside from maintaining the house and preparing food, women were responsible for netting snowshoes and sewing the bark on canoes, as well as making pemmican. o They were responsible for growing and gathering food o They learned many trade and negotiation skills with their trader husbands, and how to manage food resources to avoid starvation during hard times. Women in New France: o Almost half of seigneuries were managed by women, because they could inherit it after their husbands death o 800 women were sent from France to help populate the colonies, the “filles du roi” Most were orphans, and almost all found successful marriages. Loyalist Women:
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