Category Archives: Aboriginal/European Relations

Introduction of Alcohol to Early North American Native Societies

By examining the introduction of alcohol to the First Nations of the North Eastern America, one can better understand early European and Native Americans interactions.  Alcohol was a unique commodity in the trading relationships that were slowly altering the cultural … Continue reading

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Captivity Narratives as Propaganda

In Grade 10 history class you likely learned about propaganda posters, especially ones that appeared during World War I and II.  These posters were used to instill national pride and they depicted the enemy as evil men, animals and monsters.  … Continue reading

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Land Ownership and Clash of Cultures

This article summarizes the main points of my larger paper by the same title. The research project aimed to compare and contrast English and North American Indian conceptions of land ownership during the colonial period of 1500-1800.  By establishing how … Continue reading

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New England: A Place of Conversion, Cultural Control and Colonialism

New England: A Place of Conversion, Cultural Control and Colonialism The Natives of New England had lived for thousands of years undisturbed and uncontrolled, but at the beginning of the seventeenth century, this changed with the arrival of the Europeans. … Continue reading

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Constructive aspects of Specific Aboriginal voyages to England

           Pocahontas, Samson Occom and The Four Kings were Native Americans that travelled across the Atlantic in hopes of improving their land through European powers.  The Aboriginals were in a position of power and used European powers against one another … Continue reading

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The Study of Abenaki Gender Relations and Ecological New England

       Gender relations among the Aboriginals especially among the Abenaki tribe, is an area less well known to historians. When European settlers and Jesuits came to New England, they brought with them differing ideologies.  European ideologies of the land and … Continue reading

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European Perspectives on the Newfoundland Beothuk

The Beothuk were a tribe that lived on the island of Newfoundland for centuries, until their extinction in 1829. They are regarded as one of the least understood people to have lived in present-day Canada, because of the reclusive nature … Continue reading

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