Louisbourg and the Indians: R64-81/1976-6E-PDF

a study in imperial race relations, 1713-1760 /

The first monograph, "examines the evolution, nature and results of that relationship [between France and the Indians] with reference to Louisbourg, a microcosm of the larger colony of New France, the Micmac, in whose territory Louisbourg is situated, and, to a lesser extent, the Malecite and Abenaki, allies of the Micmac. The basis of the French involvement in North America was the fur trade and missionary work, in both of which the Indians' co-operation was necessary. As their involvement grew, so did their need for the Indians' co-operation. Few in number and scattered over a vast area, the French recognized that to maintain their indispensable alliances they had to influence the Indians, not command them. As long as the French and English were rivals in North America, the Indians were in a position of strength and could achieve special status as allies, not subjects, of the French." The second monograph, "provides a brief history of the development of surgery in France, discusses the medical services in Île Royale and examines the careers of Jean Baptiste Martin Lagrange and Louis Bertin."

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.
Title Louisbourg and the Indians
Subtitle a study in imperial race relations, 1713-1760 /
Series Title History and archaeology = Histoire et archéologie ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Historical publication digitized 2017 from print [for Parks Canada]
Date c1976.
Number of Pages 362 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R64-81/1976-6E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number QS-7011-006-BB-A1
Subject Terms Aboriginal peoples, Race relations, Historic sites, Medicine