By Roger E. Riendeau
"Canada's heritage has been a protracted, attention-grabbing, and extremely self reliant evolution, in marked distinction to the violence that typifies the United States's tale. such a lot american citizens recognize embarrassingly little approximately their northern neighbor's detailed heritage, from its first sighting by way of the Norse to its complete confederation in 1922 to latest social democracy. Now, within the wake of NAFTA and the Quebec drawback, an figuring out of the forces that experience pushed Canada's improvement over the past four hundred years is extra very important than ever. a short historical past of Canada fills the distance with an authoritative narrative heritage that mixes stable reference price with valuable analysis."--BOOK JACKET. "With greater than 20 images and 8 maps. a quick heritage of Canada is an enlightening advent to the kingdom and its people."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Kwakwala or Kwakiutl to the south of the Tsimshian and the Nootka on the western coast of Vancouver Island are part of the Wakashan language family, while the southwest coastal Salish and the inland Bella Coola are members of the large Salishan language family. 12 THE NATURAL DOMAIN The coastal people made good use of the abundant marine and forest resources of their region. They were capable fishers and sea hunters, depending largely on salmon, seal, and sea otter for food, clothing, and tools.
The Huron, Neutral, Petun, and Tobacco tribes inhabited the southern Ontario frontier while the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk formed the League of Five Nations or the Iroquois Confederacy along the southern shore of Lakes Ontario and Erie and the upper St. Lawrence River. After prolonged warfare, the Five Nations Iroquois drove out their northern kinfolk by the mid-17th century. Initially a traditional hunting and fishing people like the neighboring Algonquians, the Iroquois evolved into a primarily seminomadic and agricultural people.
Lawrence River, and prompted the French government to regulate trade through monopolies granted to private companies. Paradoxically, the fur trade would prove to be both a blessing and a curse to French colonization, for the industry that gave rise to New France was T 34 THE COLONIZATION OF NEW FRANCE also chiefly responsible for its slow development, particularly during its first half-century of existence (Innis 1999). In Search of a Commercial Outpost While France was plagued by the anarchy of religious and civil warfare, the French presence in North America in the half-century after Cartier’s voyages continued to be maintained by the growing number of fishing fleets that sailed every spring to the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, to the Gulf of St.
A Brief History of Canada, 2nd Edition by Roger E. Riendeau