The land of America has been home to the First Nations for thousands of years. With the arrival of Europeans, a new era began that would work profound changes on the lives of Native societies.

At its peak, New France covered a vast territory that extended from Hudson’s Bay to Louisiana, including a good portion of the great plains, all the way to the foot of the high mountains of the West.

The traditions of the Aboriginal peoples, who through the ages had developed lifestyles that were adapted to these very distinct environments, were disrupted by European contact. In the following pages, come and meet the Native peoples in the days of New France.

Virtual Museum of New-France

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    Last Updated: September 21, 2009