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History
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History 2201E
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HISTORY 2201ENative People Prior to and at the Time of European Contact 1 INTRODUCTION Questions of terminology and other uncertaintiesQuestions to ask about primary sourceswhy the source was writtenthe validity of the sourceswho it was written byJesuitwell educated young men and were catholic missionariesPurpose was to convert native peoples to Catholicism Wrote home to friends and familyWhat might they write about Exaggerate about their situation in the hopes of more funding more missionaries They might exaggerate their role and the importance of their job ie how much the natives might need the gospel Their written records are our best primary sources about early eastern Canada 2 THEORIES REGARDING NATIVE PEOPLES ORIGINS early immigrants OR always hereIf early immigrants when did they comeOngoing debatesAchiologists argue that they travelled over a land bridge 10 000 years agoNative Lore argues that they have always been there3 PRECONTACT VARIETY AND CHANGEIN WHERE AND HOW NP LIVED evide
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