Founded by the Spanish ex-soldier Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, the Society of Jesus was firmly and powerfully established in Catholic Europe by the time it began sending missionaries to Canada.
By about 1670, there were Iroquois settlements in Canada that were closely aligned with the French, as well as the five original Iroquois tribes, still occupying their New York homeland and unconnected with the French.
Commercial penetration led to the formation of military diplomatic alliances that helped extend French influence over vast regions, in the process of French colonization.
European writings about the New World generally divide into two distinct genres, each with its own roots in classical literature, adding an other set of religious genre types.
Civilization and religion were singular as far as Europeans of that period were concerned.
For the seventeenth-century Europeans, there was also a parallel religious dichotomy that opposed Christians and “pagans”
What we learn of the lives of the aboriginal peoples of Canada:
Makheabichtichiou believe in the people of the world will all die, except for two persons, a man and a women.
The industrious beaver was a figure of endless fascination, and so too were creatures that displayed aggressive qualities valued in men as properly masculine.
In 1663 nature went insane: Various strange apparitions appeared in the sky, and then a violent earthquake struck, with aftershocks occurring over a sixth month period. It was very frightening for the aboriginals.
Universal earthquakes in Canada and its effects feared aboriginal peoples of Canada.
Canada transformed due to the King who extended protection in 1666, giving peace to the lives of the aboriginal peoples of Canada
What we learn of the lives of the aboriginal people of Canada:
Huron medical practices taken from Jean de Brebeuf’s relations of 1639, practiced cure of diseases with: Lacrosse, gambling, and satisfying the Souls desires.
In fall of 1636, the Huron villages where Jesuits resided were struck with a “fever”, most likely a strain of influenza originating in New England. The disease spread slowly affecting the aboriginal people of Canada.
Other plagues such as: small pox and Ossossane effected the aboriginal people of Canada.