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Letter From General Haldimand to Lieut. -Colonel De Peyster. - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This letter discusses how land around Fort Niagara is to be distributed amongst the disbanded troops, Loyalist settlers, and Indian allies in the year 1784. The land on which Fort George would eventually be built was to be held in reserve.

Site: Parks Canada

Petition For Land and For the Rights of Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

The documents listed on this site are from the time of the Loyalist settlement in Canada. They give an idea of how and where Loyalists settled in Canada. In other letters, transfers between the Native Canadians and the Canadian Government are discussed. This first document is a petition for land and for the rights of Loyalists.

Site: Parks Canada

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Early Contacts: Lesson Plan

Type: Sound

The site of an 11th century Norse settlement on the Northern tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, L’Anse aux Meadows is the earliest known European settlement in North America. Students learn about this national and world heritage site through archaeological and documentary evidence that combine to tell a rich tale of early exploration, colonization, and possibly conflict.

Site: Parks Canada

Dedimus Potestatem - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This document originally accompanied a letter from General Haldimand to Lieut. -Colonel De Peyster. It is a writ to grant legal empowerment to De Peyster.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: The Vinland Saga

Type: Document

The early accounts of Viking discoveries, including their discovery of North America, come to us from the sagas ; ancient Norse stories that were told by word of mouth for many years, and later written down for future generations to read. (The earliest written version of the sagas dates back to the twelfth century.) The beginning of the Vikings' movement westward toward North America can be traced by reading in the Sagas of the sea voyages of Erik the Red and Bjarni Herjolfsson.

Site: Parks Canada

Narrative of the services of Lieut. -Colonel John Butler - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

After the American Revolution many officers were called to account for their activities during the revolution, here is John Butler's account of his activities.

Site: Parks Canada

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada: The Conscription Crises: Lesson Plan

Type: Document

This classroom activity allows students to explore the roles played by Canada’s prime ministers The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier and The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King with regards to the conscription crises of World War I and World War II.

Site: Parks Canada

Extract From a Letter from General Haldimand to Sir John Johnson, Dated Headquarters Quebec 20th May 1784 - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

This document refers to the difficulty of settling all the Natives and Butlers Rangers in the Niagara region. Most remarkable is the amount of land that transferred from the Mississauga Indians and its estimated price.

Site: Parks Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Exploring Archaeology Activity

Type: Interactive Resource

Until the 1960s, Sagas, or Legends, originating in the 11th century, were the only evidence archaeologists had that the Norse people came to North America before other Europeans. These stories were passed down orally, and written down in the 13th and 14th centuries. century. Many of the details of these stories remain open to speculation. In the following activity, you'll have the opportunity to formulate your own opinion by examining the documentary and archaeological evidence.

Site: Parks Canada