Cultural Contact

Cultural Contact

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By Ethan B

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  • Before European contact the First Nations lived a relatively peaceful life. Aside from occasional spats with other tribes life was good.
  • The First Nations had a very unique perspective of the land. They thought that it belonged to no none and they only took what they needed
  • They were also very spiritual. They usually received cultural teachings from their elders.
  • After contact many things changed. Many children were taken from their families and were placed into residential schools. They were made to forget their old culture
  • When they assimilated into European culture things didn't magically get better. Most First Nations were harshly discriminated against.
  • When the Europeans arrived they had brought many diseases with them such as smallpox and whooping cough. These diseases decimated large percentages of First Nation people.
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