Introduction: The Impact of Contacts
For thousands of years, the Inuit and First Nations travelled this
land, developing networks of communication and trade. For some of
these groups, the first contact with Europeans wrought profound changes
in their way of life.
This section takes a look at the meeting of Europeans with the Inuit
and First Nations. It also deals with the commercial activities of
Basque fishermen in the estuary of the St. Lawrence, the disappearance
of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the importance of the fur trade
in New France.
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