Aboriginals in 17th century New France Analytical Essay by Top Papers
Aboriginals in 17th century New France
A discussion on Ian K Steele's fourth chapter of "Warpaths - Invasions of North America".
# 137045 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , Literature (General) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This paper addresses Ian K Steele's fourth chapter of "Warpaths - Invasions of North America" and its account of the precariousness of New France well into the 17th century. The paper discusses how the Iroquois were rather the French's equals and were adept at resisting French ambitions to do with the fur trade as much as colonization. The paper provides notes on the tendency to telescope history towards motifs of Aboriginal doom and 'inevitable' decline that were not at all indicated in the 16th century.
From the Paper:"Popular history can stereotype Canada's aboriginal population as doomed at the time of the European conquest. However, Ian K. Steele's fourth chapter in "Warpaths - Invasions of North America" indicates a rather different state of affairs in New France between 1608 and 1682, in relation to developments elsewhere in North America. (1994 59-78) The emerging fur trade and different efforts at French colonization produced lively conflicts, the Aboriginal people more than willing to counter the French and astute in their understanding of colonial ambitions. Steele provides..."
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