This multimedia tutorial focuses on the histories of Canada's First Nations peoples from ancient times to the nineteenth century. This module provides examples of creation myths and it examines scientific theories of when and how people migrated to the North American continent. This tutorial profiles the lifeways of Canada's First Nations peoples, outlining the cultures and languages of the Native groups inhabiting the northern lands of this continent. It also examines the economic, political, and social impact of European contact. Finally, this module looks at the reasons the First Nations and the Government of Canada negotiated and signed treaties, the terms of these treaties, and how all parties reacted to them.
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The Only Handsome Woman and her husband,
Dog Child, members of the Blackfoot
Nation, Gleichen, Alberta,
(PA-195224) Courtesy of the
National Archives of Canada