History 2017 Canadian Pre-Confed.
Sept 11, 2009
the widely accepted theory is that the first natives followed herds across the
Beringia land bridge and then followed the coast south.
there is a crushing lack of documentable history of early north american
Sept 16 2009
John Cabot was born Giovani Caboto and born in Venice. He is a mysterious
man and not a lot is known about him.
in 1497 he landed in Nfld or Cape Breton and declared possession of the land for
England in the name of Henry VII
John new that b/
Sept 18 2009
in 1534 the french King Fancis 1 sent Jacques Cartier on the first of three
western voyages to discover certain isles and countries were it is said that gold
and other precious metals are found.
on the first voyage in 1534 he did a maritime t
Sept 21 09
by 1604 there were still no permanent settlements in north america north of
Du Mont came to start a permanent settlement with Champlain. He arrived at the
Bay of Fundy and he started a settlement on the island of St Croix. The buildings
Oct 26, 2009
Assiniboin and Cree natives acted as middle men and brought furs to the HBC
HBC trading posts were built on rivers that drained into the Hudsons Bay
the Trading posts werent self sustaining. they relied on Natives and
Oct 19, 2009
Joseph Brandt was driven by a desire to right the injustice he saw as a his low
Joseph understood that the American revolution was unlike other European wars
where the natives could play once side against the other. they had to choose a
Oct 2, 2009
Radisson and Des Grosseilliers - two french voyagers who wanted to go farther
northwest in search of furs, past the Iroquois blockade in 1654
the Quebec governor refused to give them permission on terms they could
handle so they went on their
Oct, 30, 2009
Cape Breton was a separate colony until 1820 when it was annexed to NFLD.
there were 4 other colonies. NS, NFLD, PEI, and NB.
the maritimes were economically stronger than much of the rest of Canada.
Timber, Banking, and fishing were strong
Sept 28 2009
many of the women married soldiers and this encouraged the soldiers to stay in
New France. Talon also encouraged early marriage by giving a gift from the
King and also encouraged large families by giving away Canadas first baby
Oct 16, 2009
there were thousands of British supporters living in the US after the end of the
American revolution. They were called the loyalists and many of them travelled
north and came to live in Canada.
The loyalists arrived as refugees and exiles to
Sept 23, 2009
Father Paul Le Jeuen - Superior-General of jesuit Missions in New France. He
published annual reports that are now known as the Jesuit Relations. The first
report was nothing more than a letter but his superiors decided to publish the