HIS263Y1 Lecture Notes - Athabaskan Languages, Smallpox

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Sept 16: optimism and pride in english speaking canadians, pro imperialism, the british empire as the vehicle of scientific, technological, economic, political and legal progress, aboriginal societies seen as unchanging, timeless, and primitive. actually 12 groups, but dialects make a difference: mostly along pacific coast. agriculture and access to fishing: disease, disease from other parts of the world unknown to aboriginals, changed when europeans came, small pox and measles. 95% of population wiped out: before the arrival of colonizers circa 1500, huge changes on north america, southern ontario and western new york. end of ice age and warm weather brought changes. global, demographic, social, economic, environmental forest replaced tundra. deer replaced caribou www. notesolution. com fishing became common. other groups came: north american aboriginals, northwestern coast (haida, tsimshian) hunting and fishing: north eastern coast (algonquin: mi"qmaq, ojibwa; iroquois: