By Roger E. Riendeau
"Canada's heritage has been a protracted, interesting, and intensely self reliant evolution, in marked distinction to the violence that typifies the United States's tale. so much american citizens recognize embarrassingly little approximately their northern neighbor's particular heritage, from its first sighting by means of the Norse to its complete confederation in 1922 to present day social democracy. Now, within the wake of NAFTA and the Quebec obstacle, an figuring out of the forces that experience pushed Canada's improvement during the last four hundred years is extra vital than ever. a quick background of Canada fills the distance with an authoritative narrative background that mixes stable reference worth with beneficial analysis."--BOOK JACKET. "With greater than 20 images and 8 maps. a quick historical past of Canada is an enlightening advent to the kingdom and its people."--BOOK JACKET.
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Immediately to the south of the Tlingit are people who speak three languages of the Tsimshian language family. The Kwakwala or Kwakiutl to the south of the Tsimshian and the Nootka on the western coast of Vancouver Island are part of the Wakashan language family, while the southwest coastal Salish and the inland Bella Coola are members of the large Salishan language family. 12 THE NATURAL DOMAIN The coastal people made good use of the abundant marine and forest resources of their region. They were capable fishers and sea hunters, depending largely on salmon, seal, and sea otter for food, clothing, and tools.
Magellan’s 24 ACCIDENTAL REDISCOVERY expedition, however, stimulated the interest of King Francis I who sought to challenge his arch rival, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V [King Charles I of Spain], by finding a more direct route to the riches of Asia than by the circumnavigation of South America. Thus, Francis I gave his support to an expedition led by yet another Italian mariner, Giovanni da Verrazano, who in 1524 explored the Atlantic coastline from Florida to Newfoundland. Verrazano hoped to find either an isthmus dividing the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, such as Balboa had found in Panama, or a strait across the northern tip of the continent corresponding to the one Magellan had discovered at the southern end.
When he returned to the Labrador coast in 1501, CôrteReal abducted 57 Natives and shipped them back to Portugal with his brother Miguel. Like Caboto, Gaspar Côrte-Real and his crew never returned from this second voyage, and the same fate befell his brother, who came back to search for him in 1502. Around 1520 João Alvarez Fagundes explored the southern coast of Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence with a view toward establishing a colony called Cabo Bretão. Probably located on Cape Breton Island, this colony appears to have been short-lived as a result of clashes with the local Natives.
A Brief History of Canada, 2nd Edition by Roger E. Riendeau