The great peace of Montréal

Creator(s): Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal's archeaology and history museum

In the summer of 1701, the small town of Montreal witnessed one of the greatest moments in New France diplomacy. Some 1,300 aboriginals, belonging to more than 30 nations, took part in a key meeting that intended to bring about a new peace between the French, their native allies and the Iroquois Five Nations. The virtual exhibit from the Pointe-à-Callière, musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal will relate the impact of this major event. The diplomatic saga of 1701 will be retold in three complementary sections: an interactive map illustrating the contexts of the alliances and the cultural diversity of the nations involved; an interactive site map of Montreal that presents where diplomatic talks took place and shows the key players of the time in action; lastly, an online forum where young people can interact and present their own content.

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