Great Peace Of Montreal Of 1701

Great Peace Of Montreal Of 1701

Great Peace Of Montreal Of 1701

The last decades of the seventeenth century were marked by persistent, bloody conflicts between the French and their Native allies on the one side and the Iroquois confederacy on the other. In the summer of 1701, 1,300 representatives of forty First Nations from the Maritimes to the Great Lakes and from James Bay to southern Illinois met with the French at Montreal. Elaborate, month-long ceremonies culminated in the signing of The Great Peace of Montreal, which effectively put an end to the Iroquois wars. In The Great Peace of Montreal of 1701 Gilles Havard brings to life the European and Native players who brought about this major feat of international diplomacy. He highlights the differing interests and strategies of the numerous First Nations involved while giving a dramatic account of the colourful conference. The treaty, Havard argues, was the culmination of the French colonial strategy of Native alliances and adaptation to Native political customs. It illustrates the extent of cultural interchange between the French and their Native allies and the crucial role the latter played in French conflicts with the Iroquois and the British. As we approach the 300th anniversary of the treaty's signing in August 1701, Gilles Havard emphasizes its contemporary significance: in signing a treaty with forty separate parties the French recognized the independent sovereignty of every First Nation. This translation is significantly revised and updated from the original French publication of 1992.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Gilles Havard
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2001-05-25
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780773569348


A History Of Law In Canada Volume One

A History Of Law In Canada Volume One

This book is the first of two volumes devoted to the history of law in Canada. This volume begins at a time just prior to European contact and continues to the 1860s, while volume two will start with Confederation and end at approximately 2000. The history of law includes substantive law, legal institutions, legal actors and legal culture. The book assumes that since 1500 there have been three legal systems in Canada – the Indigenous, the French, and the English. At all times, these systems have co-existed and interacted, with the relative power and influence of each being more or less dominant in different periods. The history of law cannot be treated in isolation, and this book examines law as a dynamic process, shaped by and affecting other histories over the long term. The law guided and was guided by economic developments, was influenced and moulded by the nature and trajectory of political ideas and institutions, and variously exacerbated and mediated by inter-cultural exchange and conflict. These themes are apparent in this examination, and through most areas of law including family law, constitutional, commercial, land settlement and tenure, and criminal.

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Genre : Law
Author : Philip Girard
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2018-12-21
Total Pages : 928 Pages
ISBN : 9781487530594


Dispersed But Not Destroyed

Dispersed But Not Destroyed

"Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east (also known as Wendake), the Wendat Confederacy flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was under attack. Disease and warfare plagued the community, culminating in a series of Iroquois assaults that led to the dispersal of the Wendat people in 1649. Yet the Wendat did not disappear, as many historians have maintained. In Dispersed but Not Destroyed, Kathryn Magee Labelle examines the creation of a Wendat diaspora in the wake of the Iroquois attacks. By focusing the historical lens on the dispersal and its aftermath, she extends the seventeenth-century Wendat narrative. In the latter half of the century, Wendat leaders continued to appear at councils, trade negotiations, and diplomatic ventures -- including the Great Peace of Montreal in 1701 -- relying on established customs of accountability and consensus. Women also continued to assert their authority during this time, guiding their communities toward paths of cultural continuity and accommodation. Through tactics such as this, the power of the Wendat Confederacy and their unique identity was maintained. Turning the story of Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history."--Publisher's website.

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Genre : History
Author : Kathryn Magee Labelle
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : 9780774825559


The Great Peace

The Great Peace

In the summer of 1701, negotiations were held between the French, their Native allies, and the Iroquois in the town of Montreal, the heart of New France, to sign the Great Peace treaty. This book recounts the story of this exceptional event in words and images, painting a picture of a legendary time in North America, when the most disparate cultures had to find a way to co-exist. The story is told through 11 fictional letters based on actual letters of Bacqueville de La Potherie, a privileged observer of the events. The book provides an overview of the history of northeastern Native cultures and French colonials. Accounts of the days leading to the signing of the treaty and the people involved come to life through detailed illustrations and artifacts.

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Genre : History
Author : Alain Beaulieu
Publisher : Canadian Mus of Civilization
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 127 Pages
ISBN : 0660175088


Letters From New France

Letters From New France

"This remarkable collection of historical documents, gleaned from archival repositories in Canada, France, and the United States ... dealing with French-colonial military, religious, and mercantile life, ... The readings that follow focus on colorful personalities and events associated with the Great Lakes country from 1686-1783 ... The story is a complicated one involving Indians, missionaries, traders, soldiers, and governmental bureaucrats"--Cover p.g.

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Genre : History
Author : Joseph L. Peyser
Publisher : Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X002084155


Flesh Reborn

Flesh Reborn

A groundbreaking view of how Indigenous communities emerged in the heartland of New France.

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Genre : Canada
Author : Jean-François Lozier
Publisher : McGill-Queen's French Atlantic Worlds Series
Release : 2018-10-15
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780773553453


Montreal

Montreal

Surrounded by water and located at the heart of a fertile plain, the Island of Montreal has been a crossroads for Indigenous peoples, European settlers, and today's citizens, and an inland port city for the movement of people and goods into and out of North America. Commemorating the city's 375th anniversary, Montreal: The History of a North American City is the definitive, two-volume account of this fascinating metropolis and its storied hinterland. This comprehensive collection of essays, filled with hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, draws on human geography and environmental history to show that while certain distinctive features remain unchanged – Mount Royal, the Lachine Rapids of the Saint Lawrence River – human intervention and urban evolution mean that over time Montrealers have had drastically different experiences and historical understandings. Significant issues such as religion, government, social conditions, the economy, labour, transportation, culture and entertainment, and scientific and technological innovation are treated thematically in innovative and diverse chapters to illuminate how people's lives changed along with the transformation of Montreal. This history of a city in motion presents an entire picture of the changes that have marked the region as it spread from the old city of Ville-Marie into parishes, autonomous towns, boroughs, and suburbs on and off the island. The first volume encompasses the city up to 1930, vividly depicting the lives of First Nations prior to the arrival of Europeans, colonization by the French, and the beginning of British Rule. The crucial roles of waterways, portaging, paths, and trails as the primary means of travelling and trade are first examined before delving into the construction of canals, railways, and the first major roads. Nineteenth-century industrialization created a period of near-total change in Montreal as it became Canada's leading city and witnessed staggering population growth from less than 20,000 people in 1800 to over one million by 1930. The second volume treats the history of Montreal since 1930, the year that the Jacques Cartier Bridge was opened and allowed for the outward expansion of a region, which before had been confined to the island. From the Great Depression and Montreal's role as a munitions manufacturing centre during the Second World War to major cultural events like Expo 67, the twentieth century saw Montreal grow into one of the continent's largest cities, requiring stringent management of infrastructure, public utilities, and transportation. This volume also extensively studies the kinds of political debate with which the region and country still grapple regarding language, nationalism, federalism, and self-determination. Contributors include Philippe Apparicio (INRS), Guy Bellavance (INRS), Laurence Bherer (University of Montreal), Stéphane Castonguay (UQTR), the late Jean-Pierre Collin (INRS), Magda Fahrni (UQAM), the late Jean-Marie Fecteau (UQAM), Dany Fougères (UQAM), Robert Gagnon (UQAM), Danielle Gauvreau (Concordia), Annick Germain (INRS), Janice Harvey (Dawson College), Annie-Claude Labrecque (independent scholar), Yvan Lamonde (McGill), Daniel Latouche (INRS), Roderick MacLeod (independent scholar), Paula Negron-Poblete (University of Montreal), Normand Perron (INRS), Martin Petitclerc (UQAM), Christian Poirier (INRS), Claire Poitras (INRS), Mario Polèse (INRS), Myriam Richard (unaffiliated), Damaris Rose (INRS), Anne-Marie Séguin (INRS), Gilles Sénécal (INRS), Valérie Shaffer (independent scholar), Richard Shearmur (McGill), Sylvie Taschereau (UQTR), Michel Trépanier (INRS), Laurent Turcot (UQTR), Nathalie Vachon (INRS), and Roland Viau (University of Montreal).

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Genre : History
Author : Dany Fougères
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2018-04-06
Total Pages : 1505 Pages
ISBN : 9780773552692


The Naturall And Morall Historie Of The East And West Indies

The Naturall And Morall Historie Of The East And West Indies

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We have represented this book in the same form as it was first published. Hence any marks seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

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Genre : History
Author : Joseph Acosta
Publisher : Alpha Edition
Release : 2019-04-15
Total Pages : 616 Pages
ISBN : 9353608678


Reconsidering Confederation

Reconsidering Confederation

July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, three territories, and hundreds of First Nations, its leaders repeatedly debated Canada's purpose, and the benefits and drawbacks of the choice to be Canadian. Reconsidering Confederation brings together Canada's leading historians to explore how the provinces, territories, and Treaty areas became the political frameworks we know today. In partnership with The Confederation Debates, an ongoing crowdsourced, non-partisan, and non-profit initiative to digitize all of Canada's founding colonial and federal records, this book breaks new ground by integrating the treaties between Indigenous peoples and the Crown into our understanding of Confederation. Rigorously researched and eminently readable, this book traces the unique paths that each province and territory took on their journey to Confederation. It shows the roots of regional and cultural grievances, as vital and controversial in early debates as they are today. Reconsidering Confederation tells the sometimes rocky, complex, and ongoing story of how Canada has become Canada.

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Genre : History
Author : Daniel Heidt
Publisher :
Release : 2018-11-30
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1773850156


Compact Contract Covenant

Compact Contract Covenant

"Compact, Contract, Covenant" is renowned historian of Native-newcomer relations J.R. Miller's exploration and explanation of more than four centuries of treating-making.

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Genre : History
Author : James Rodger Miller
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 379 Pages
ISBN : 9780802097415