What cultural habits were shared between Natives and the British? What were some of the beneficial aspects of the cultural exchange for the Natives and the British, and what did each gain from the relationship? Use examples to support your answers. What were some of the negative effects for the Natives and the British? Use examples to support your answers. How did the nature of the relationship between the British and Natives affect the policies undertaken by the British. How did political affiliations between the Natives and the British affect the relationship between the French and the Natives? Between the Americans and Natives? How did Molly Brant's relationship with the two cultures, Native and British, engender positive interactions between the two communities?
  1. What cultural habits were shared between Natives and the British?
  2. What were some of the beneficial aspects of the cultural exchange for the Natives and the British, and what did each gain from the relationship? Use examples to support your answers.
  3. What were some of the negative effects for the Natives and the British? Use examples to support your answers.
  4. How did the nature of the relationship between the British and Natives affect the policies undertaken by the British.
  5. How did political affiliations between the Natives and the British affect the relationship between the French and the Natives? Between the Americans and Natives?
  6. How did Molly Brant's relationship with the two cultures, Native and British, engender positive interactions between the two communities?

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Many factors effect changing cultures within a society. To what extent the effects of the European-Native contact was negative or positive has long been debated in Canada and around the world. The Kingston area is rich with its own history of European-Native contact. The French settled in the area as early as 1673 when Fort Frontenac was established. Later European hositilities between the French and the British caused the control of the area to be handed over to the British with Loyalist refugees firmly established in the area by 1783.

In groups of three and four, research Kingston's Loyalist period. Debate the effect that contact had on the Native and European communities. Did the positive aspects of their contact outweigh the negative aspects? Did one side benefit more than the other side? Be sure to support you statements with evidence, and to keep your arguments to the time period on which the debate focuses. Remember to consider both sides of the argument when preparing your defense to ensure that you are well prepared to counter the opposing side's arguments.

Use research and information gleaned from documents provided, as well as further research at t Read More
Many factors effect changing cultures within a society. To what extent the effects of the European-Native contact was negative or positive has long been debated in Canada and around the world. The Kingston area is rich with its own history of European-Native contact. The French settled in the area as early as 1673 when Fort Frontenac was established. Later European hositilities between the French and the British caused the control of the area to be handed over to the British with Loyalist refugees firmly established in the area by 1783.

In groups of three and four, research Kingston's Loyalist period. Debate the effect that contact had on the Native and European communities. Did the positive aspects of their contact outweigh the negative aspects? Did one side benefit more than the other side? Be sure to support you statements with evidence, and to keep your arguments to the time period on which the debate focuses. Remember to consider both sides of the argument when preparing your defense to ensure that you are well prepared to counter the opposing side's arguments.

Use research and information gleaned from documents provided, as well as further research at the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation website, the library, etc., to prepare your case.

© 2007, Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the changes in aboriginal culture after French and British contact within the Kingston context.
  2. Learn about the effect the fur trade had upon the economic organization of the Aboriginal communities, looking specifically at the role that Molly Brant played in the relationship between Native Canadian and British cultures.
  3. Research and consider the effect that contact with First Nations had on the development of Canadian culture and identity with reference to Kingston's evolution from a fur trading outpost to a thriving commercial and political centre for the country.

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