Canadian History Dictionary Shelburne
A town on the south-west coast of the province of Nova
Seward William Henry 1801-1872 Governor Of New York 1838
appointed secretary of state by Lincoln, 1860. =Index=: =N= Sug...
Beaconsfield Benjamin Disraeli Earl Of 1805-1881 British
statesman. =Index=: (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) On Reb...
Embraces the islands lying north of the mainland
of Canada. Tr...
King's College New Brunswick
(Wilmot era) Charter granted by George IV,
1828, 49; endowed b...
Journal Tenu A L'armee
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Quoted, 169; severe criticism of
Newspaper published at New York. =Index=: (William Lyon Mackenz...
On south shore of St. Lawrence, above Montreal. =Index=:
Price James Hervey 1797-1882 Born In England Came To Canada And
settled at Toronto, 1828. Studied law and called to the bar, 18...
Newspaper published at Montreal. =Index=: (Sir Georges E. Carti...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Guards entrance to Niagara River, 51; ...
Pont-grave Francois Grave Sieur Du Pont
A merchant of St. Malo;
sailed for Tadoussac with Chauvin, 160...
Rose Sir John 1820-1888 Born In Aberdeenshire Scotland Educated
there. In 1836 emigrated to Canada, and served during the Rebel...
(Lord Dorchester era) Brings news of Arnold's attack on St. Joh...
Riel Rebellion 1885 The Land Question Which Had Given Rise To The
Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870, was also responsible for the
Weldon John Wesley 1804-1885 For Many Years A Member Of The
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, and 1843-1851 Speaker of...
Mclachlan Alexander 1818-1896 Born In Scotland Came To Canada
1840; engaged in farming. Government emigration agent for Scotl...
Cumberland William Augustus Duke Of 1721-1765 Second Son Of
George II. Commanded British armies in Flanders and Hanover. =I...
Johnston Sir W
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Chief-justice of Quebec, 119; his ...
Name applied by the French to a confederacy of four
Iroquoian tribes. When French missionaries and explorers first went
among them, they occupied the country about Lake Simcoe and Georgian
Bay. They had been at enmity with the Iroquois for many years, and had
repeatedly ravaged their country. Finally the Iroquois determined to
make an end of the Hurons. They invaded their country in force in 1648,
and in 1650 had destroyed all their villages, killed most of the
inhabitants, and driven the remnant far to the westward. A few of the
Hurons escaped to Quebec, and settled at the mission of Lorette. In the
seventeenth century their population was estimated at from 20,000 to
35,000. In 1905 there remained a total of 832, in Canada and the United
States. =Index=: (Count Frontenac era) Destruction of, by Iroquois, 26, 35; join
Frontenac's expedition to Cataraqui, 79; dread being abandoned to
Iroquois, 222. (Bishop Laval era) Extermination of, by the Iroquois, 39; devotion
displayed by a band of, 64; desert Dollard at Long Sault, 70; burnt by
their enemies, 72. (Samuel de Champlain era) Champlain visits country of, 88; their
cultivation of the soil, 89; their language very widely spoken, 90;
their mode of life, 94; customs and beliefs, 95-100. =Bib.=: Hodge,
Handbook of American Indians; Parkman, Old Regime.
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