Canada, A People's History, episode 1: When the World Began

The opening episode of this 17-part documentary ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15,000 years to recount the varied history of the first occupants of the territory that would become Canada. From the rich resource of native oral history and archeology come the stories of the land's first people - how dozens of distinct societies took shape, and how they encountered a strange new people, the Europeans. Among the earliest of these epoch-making encounters is the meeting between Jacques Cartier and Donnacona, the Iroquoian chief whom Cartier first met on the Gaspé shore in 1534 and later kidnapped. Later on the Pacific coast, Nootka chief Maquinna encounters John Jewitt, the English sailor who became his captive and eventually his reluctant friend.

Article # : Y9M-00-01-A
Production year(s) : 2000
Duration : 01:48:04
Age : 9-12
Show : Canada: A People's History - 1
Closed captioning: Not available
Categories : Aboriginal Studies, Canadian History
Team : Andrew Gregg (Director), Gail Gallant (Producer), Maggie Huculak (Narrator)
Subjects : First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- Canada [LCSH], Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France) [LCSH], Canada -- Biography [LCSH], Canada -- History [LCSH], Social sciences [LCSH], Political science [LCSH], Native peoples -- Study and teaching -- Canada [CSH]

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