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September 28, 2010 The Fur Trade and the Development of New France -Champlains Dream (port royal, 1604; acadia; quebec (the effective capital French Empire, samuel de champlain, father figure of French Canada; dream: that one day, new france would rival and surpass france itself in terms of pop. ,wealth, and military and political influence, two components: economic (fur trade as the essential vehicle to grow), religious (morality, christinaity, inter-marriage between aboriginals and mixed people), superiority of Christianity in western civilization, 1608; planted a cross to represent the Christianisation of north America and as a sign of permament place, mutual reliance: French relied on abriginals, aboriginals relied on france; aboriginal groups gained access to European trade goods, advantageous for military reasons, access to fire arms, French gain access to the pelts fetch high prices on European markets, indigenous knowledge on how to survive in the new world; 1609: French agree to participate in a military conflict between the Algonquians and the five nations, takes place southwest of quebec at a lake, curiosity and arrogance; lake champlain, revolutionize warfare in north America, guerrilla warfare tactics introduced, the alliance between French and Algonquians would get closer, yet
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