Natives and Newcomers
Canada's "Heroic Age" ReconsideredBook - 1985
Natives and Newcomers discredits that myth. In a spirited and critical re-examination of relations between the French and the Iroquoian-speaking inhabitants of the St Lawrence lowlands, from the incursions of Jacques Cartier through the explorations of Samuel de Champlain and the Jesuit missions into the early years of the royal regime, Natives and Newcomers argues that native people have played a significant role in shaping the development of Canada. Trigger also shows that the largely ignored French traders and their employees established relations with native people that were indispensable for founding a viable European colony on the St Lawrence.
Publisher: Kingston, ON : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1985
Characteristics: xiii, 430 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
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