The French relationship with the native peoples of New France and Acadia: R5-367/1984E-PDF

"When the first Breton and Norman fishermen, following the routes of earlier Norse, Spanish and Basque incursions, arrived in North America, they found it was an inhabited continent. Europeans had been preceded by peoples of many different linquistic and cultural groups, ranging in northeastern America from hunting band societies such as Montagnais and Micmacs to tribal horticultural societies such as Huron and Iroquois. The first extant document concerning this French penetration to 'another world' is dated 1504, but several decades earlier Newfoundland cod and North American furs had made their appearance in French ports, notably at Rouen. It was not long before Amerindians, or Indios as Christopher Columbus called them, would also make their appearance in French coastal towns and major cities. Contact had been made with a New World and with 'new men' whose existence had hitherto not been suspected."--Chapter 1, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Corporate Policy. Research Branch.
Title The French relationship with the native peoples of New France and Acadia
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Les relations franco-amérindiennes en Nouvelle-France et en Acadie. Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date 1984.
Number of Pages 215 p.
Catalogue Number
  • R5-367/1984E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number QS-3375-000-EE-A1
Subject Terms Indians, French language, Culture