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Theme 4

  1. 1. Theme 4. The French in North America<br />Michael Fowkes<br />
  2. 2. Canada and IroqoiaThe Fur Trade<br />
  3. 3. Canada and IroquoiaCanada<br />
  4. 4. Canada and Iroquoia The Five Nations<br />
  5. 5. Canada and IroquoiaJesuits<br />Wearing long robes the Jesuits became known as Indians as the Black Robes.<br />Rather than compel Indians to learn French tend relocate into new mission towns, the Jesuits mastered the native languages and went into their villages to build churches.<br />Diseases that accompanied the Jesuits from Europe especially complicated their mission.<br />
  6. 6. French AmericaEmigrants<br />
  7. 7. French America opportunity<br />Most French who did emigrate to Canada significantly improved their status and standard of living.<br />Women were relatively few and almost all quickly married, when widowed , they just as rapidly remarried.<br />Like Dutch law, French law treated wives as equal economic partners with their husbands.<br />
  8. 8. French AmericaThe Upper Country<br />The New French dwelled on a long but narrow thread of farms strung along both banks of St. Lawrence River between Quebec and Montreal.<br />In the upper country, the Indians and the French gradually developed and effective alliance based upon mutual accommodations on what the historian Richard White has called “ the middle ground.”<br />The Iroquois destruction of the Huron during the 1640s had disrupted the French fur trade.<br />
  9. 9. French AmericaLouisiana<br />

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