HIS261H5 Lecture Notes - Primitive Culture, Saguenay River

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Published on 20 Jun 2011
School
UTM
Department
History
Course
HIS261H5
Professor
Lecture 1
1. 'Discover' and 'Founding'
2. Physical Geogrpahy
3. West Coast -> mountains Western Cordillera
-> plateaus, lot of land but not farmable
4. Interior planes -> flat
-> southern part => prairie
-> natural vegetation => grass
-> when mixing two ecosystems as you go north, farming land available
5. Canadian Shield -> bed rock => cleared of organic stuff (?) due to ice ade
-> rock therefore not much grows
-> few land (farmable) southern down as ground has become clay
-> travel by canoe due to unique features of the land
6. East Coast -> growing seasons shorter then Canadian Shield
-> mixed forest, some agricultural land
Great Lakes areas -> growing seasons longer, rich area and warmer
7. Discovery
8. People already living here before Europeans came
Can you discover something already found?
Contact b/w 2 different cultures
Initiated by Europeans <- therefore Europeans deserve more credit
Founded?
Who did the founding? -> French with colonies (Cartier/Champlain)
-> nothing founded w/o people already there (aided by
Aboriginals)
9. Cultural Realism
All cultures are equal -> no culture better then other
People thought Europeans were more advanced with technology etc. therefore had a right
to take over (not believed now)
10. Primitivism
Good guys and bad guys; good guys are the bad guys and bad guys are the good guys
Men and women equally treated in Aboriginal society, kids not harshly treated ("primitive
culture") therefore more accepting then western people/cultres
11.Almost everything created by Europeans alongside Aboriginals
Railroad, universities etc. are products of Europeans
12. No written records of how things were before Europeans
Info from archeology, stories, observing
13. Pre-Contact
14.What to call people in this territory (before named Canada)?
Indian? -> legal act -> Indian Act
Indian term actually used
Aboriginals?
Native People
Amerindians
First Nations -> has political statement in it
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Lecture 1: "discover" and "founding, physical geogrpahy, west coast -> mountains western cordillera. > plateaus, lot of land but not farmable: interior planes -> flat. > when mixing two ecosystems as you go north, farming land available: canadian shield -> bed rock => cleared of organic stuff (?) due to ice ade. > few land (farmable) southern down as ground has become clay. > travel by canoe due to unique features of the land: east coast -> growing seasons shorter then canadian shield. Great lakes areas -> growing seasons longer, rich area and warmer: discovery, people already living here before europeans came. Initiated by europeans <- therefore europeans deserve more credit. > nothing founded w/o people already there (aided by. Aboriginals: cultural realism to take over (not believed now) All cultures are equal -> no culture better then other. People thought europeans were more advanced with technology etc. therefore had a right.