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Who's History Is It?

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1: Index | Haida Mi'kmaq Explorers Fur Trade | 2 - 11 12 - 19 20 - 23 24 - 25

3: Dancing Ceremony: This shows a cultural aspect of the Haida. Raven: This symbolizes the creation of the moon, stars, and the universe. Salmon: This is an example of Haida art and it shows how important wild life is to this culture. Traditional Masks: This shows how important animals are to the Haida, they make masks and costumes to represent significant animals. Haida

5: Food This is the general idea of what the Haida ate. They ate wild berries and land animals like moose. Also because they lived by the water they ate sea food like salmon and crab.

7: Location: The tribe was located in the West Coast of Canada. Transportation: To travel around on water, they used canoes. Housing: Their houses where similar to ours today, they were cedar homes with opening to let sunlight though.

9: Fishing Nets:Tools were important to their way of life some examples of these are armor traps and fishing nets. Story Telling: They told legends, stories, and fairytales were an important part of their everyday culture. Totem Pole: They were a way they expressed there art, each picture on it has a different meaning.

10: Present Today the Haida live on the Queen Charlotte Islands and Southern Alaska. There are roughly 3,500 living there today.

13: Whale Art: This is an example of traditional Mi'kmaq art and how important ocean life is to them. Tradition: This picture depicts an example of the traditional clothing of the Mi'kmaq people. Mi'kmaq

15: Transportation: For transportation the Mi'kmaq used canoes, dog sleds, and snow shoes. Housing: They lived in Tepees which are houses with a wooden frame, and hides as the walls. Location: They lived on the East Coast, such as New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia.

17: Culture: Many Mi'kmaq people smoked tobacco which they made themselves. They also competed in various sports and activities. Food: The Mi'kmaq ate animals such as porcupines, and beavers. Also sea creatures like sturgeons, and salmon. Art: The Mi'kmaq painted various art works and they also wove their own baskets.

19: Present today the Mi'kmaq live in Alaska and Siberia. Collectively they have a population of roughly 40,000 people.

20: John Cabot was an Italian who Henry the VII gave him permission to explore the Atlantic in hopes of finding Asia. Cabot first set sail on a small boat called the Mathew with nineteen crew members. Cabot hit land and as instructed by the King and claimed the "New Found Land" for England.

21: Explorers Jacques Cartier sighted Newfoundland and Labrador, then sailed south to what is now New Brunswick and P.E.I. Upon reaching land Cartier kidnapped the local Iroquois chief's sons and returned home. He then went on to explore the St. Lawrence River and used the boys as guides. Disgusted by the French treachery the Iroquois refused to trade food and threatened to war, for the time being the French's attempt to colonize failed. .

22: Without the longing for adventure that the explorers had we would not have all of the land and homes that we have today. Their knowledge has greatly benefited us today.

23: Impact

24: Voyageurs: A Voyageur was an adventurer who journeyed by canoe from Montreal to the interior to trade with First Nations for furs. The term today "voyageurs" today suggests the romantic image of men paddling the canoes, and living adventurous lives.

25: Hudson Bay Company: Two French traders, learned form the Cree that the best fur country was north and west of Lake Superior and that there was a "frozen sea" still further north. Correctly guessing that this was Hudson Bay, they sought French backing for a plan to set up a trading post on the Bay, thus reducing the cost of moving furs overland. They also started trading blankets. Fur Trade

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