Indigenous People Encounter Europeans

Welcome to our online workshop focusing on Indigenous People Encounter Europeans!

The pages designed in this section of the website were created by the students in HIST 2773 at Acadia University during the fall of 2013.

As part of this assignment, students were put into groups of six and assigned one of the following Indigenous cultures: Mi’kmaq, Penobscot, Innu, Beothuk, Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Cree, Algonquin, St. Lawrence Iroquoian, Abenaki. In class, each group gave a five minute presentation to the class about their society.  On the web, each member of the group was responsible for writing a paragraph focusing on one of the following questions:

  1. Briefly describe the Indigenous society you have been assigned.
  2. With whom did these people come into contact (individuals and nationalities)?
  3. Where did these people come into contact?
  4. For what purpose were Europeans in this area?
  5. How did the North American people respond to Europeans?
  6. How did Europeans respond to the North Americans they encountered?

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