Reflection #2 Native and European Interaction

Reflection #2 Native and European Interaction

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By Sarantha Kleinsasser Springfield Colony Grafton School

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  • Fort Quebec
  • The Fur Trade
  • The Missionaries
  • In 1608 Samuel de Champlain was sent to establish a settlement at Québec, to start a trading post where they selled beaver fur.
  • The Missionaries
  • The pelts were used to make fashionable hat that all nobile men in Europe had to have one. The Native people agreed to trade with the Europeans if they helped them fight their enemies. Champlain's allance was sealed in bloood. The French are now partners in a great allance with the Huron.
  • The Death of the Nation
  • Champlain decides it is absolutly necessary to bring the word of God to the native people. So he brought in Priests to preach to the natives . they took some of their tradions and ceromomies and gave them a christian theme.
  • The Death of a Nation
  • The fur traders didn't want the natives to learn about God or religion. They thought it would disrupt the fur trade. The natives regarded the priests with disdain. They believed their pale skin was unhealthy. The missionaries saw the natives as heathens or savages.
  • At first the alliance between the Huron and the French goes well. By the 1630s the presence of white men is bginning to have tragic consequences. Too much trading leads to alcoholism amongst the natives. The white men bring new diseases to the natives. The Iroquois saw this as weakness and attacked them.
  • The Huron were wiped off the face of the earth in 1649 due to diseases, sickness and war. Their loss of skills and culture due to the fur trade and the missionaries. After 40 years of the fur trade their culture is baseically gone.
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