Category Archives: Representations

The Historiography of the French Canadian Seigneur

This history  of colonial Canada is for the most part well researched and documented, and there is very little left unknown about this period in history. It is true however, that within these historical writings and research there are discrepancies … 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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European Hegemony: a progressive disease that promoted discrimination towards Natives

             Racism towards Natives is a concept of which was constructed by Europeans. European hegemony plays an important role in creating this discrimination on the basis of ethnic background. The concept of hegemony helps explain how Europeans were able to … Continue reading

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Identity Formation in the Pays d’en Haut Region

Identity Formation in the Pays d’en Haut Region The exchanges between French and Indigenous settlers during the 17th and 18th century North-eastern Americas is an interesting period to examine how identities emerged between each of these groups.  Identity refers to … Continue reading

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An Examination of European Misrepresentations in Literature and Motives for Colonization

This essay examines the role of colonial literature in the colonization of North America. I attempted to show how the images and representations of Natives were influenced by the motives and needs of the individuals who wrote them and the … Continue reading

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