12_M%C3%A9tis - The Mtis General background of Mtis history...

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The The Métis Métis
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General background of Métis history One of the human effects of the fur trade is the development of a new race of people. They are the descendants of French fur trappers and the Indian women they married. Because of the antagonism of the indigenous communities and the withdrawal of the French governmental interests from Canada, these mixed race people are forced to form separate communities. We know them as the Métis.
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The French and the English fought a series of wars in the 19th century. All are fought both in Europe and in North America. North America: • King William’s War (1689-97) Europe: War of the Grand Alliance It started with a series of Indian raids instigated by the French governor of Canada. No effect in North America in territory, just bad feelings.
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The French and the English fought a series of wars in the 19th century. All are fought both in Europe and in North America. North America: Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713) Europe: War of the Spanish Succession Peace is signed in the Treaty of Utrecht.
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The French cede Nova Scotia in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. This establishes the HBC claim to Acadia (= Nova Scotia) and This establishes the HBC claim to Acadia (= Nova Scotia) and Newfoundland. Newfoundland.
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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