By Will Ferguson
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This re-creation of Canadian heritage For Dummies takes readers on an exciting experience via Canadian historical past, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority executive. This well timed replace beneficial properties all of the most recent, up to the moment findings in old and archeological examine. In his trademark irreverent sort, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's choice to not perform the warfare in Iraq, and dissects the hot sponsorship scandal.
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Early contact between Europeans and Canada’s Native groups didn’t always go smoothly . . 03_CDN_Hist_part1_p09-10 4/26/05 W 11:19 AM Page 10 In this part . . e look at Canada’s First Nations, from the Iroquois of the Eastern Woods to the buffalo hunters of the Plains, from the artists and noblemen of the Pacific Coast to the Inuit of the Far North. Then we look at the first Europeans to arrive on our shores: the Vikings, the “Three Big C’s” (Cabot, Cartier, and Champlain), and the two G’s (Gilbert and Guy).
Fields were abandoned. Villages sat empty. And the Huron, a once proud and powerful people, were overrun by their Iroquois enemies and destroyed. ) Ethnohistorian Henry Dobyns estimates that the Native population of North America was more than 18 million prior to European contact — a number that fell a whopping 95 percent over the next 130 years. Ninety-five percent, mind you! That was far worse than the Black Death of the bubonic plague in Europe. ) # ?! # Not everyone agrees, however. More conservative historians, such as Alfred Kroeber, insist that the North American Native population was no more than one million prior to contact, and that any population decline was “moderate” and only partly due to disease.
Meanwhile, in the vast interior of the continent, explorers were pushing their way overland — all the way to the Pacific. Part V: The Roads to Confederation This part looks at the energetic years of 1838 to 1891. This was an era of nation-building that marked the birth of modern Canada, as three colonies joined together to form a new Confederation. Under the terms of the 1867 British North America (BNA) Act, Canada’s essential character was set. C. into the fold. ” Part VI: The End of “English” Canada The years between 1891 and 1929 were ones of optimism and disillusionment.
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