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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

Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada - Wreck of the Machault

Type: Document

Thanks to underwater archaeological excavations a large collection of artifacts was uncovered from the wreck of the Machault. These have added to our knowledge of the Battle of the Restigouche and the type of trade occurring between France and the colony during this period. Provides an overview of life on board the Machault.

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.

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This Week in History: Archives: Patients and Devotion: Georgina Fane Pope

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

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The War of 1812 Activity

Type: Document

Two classroom exercises for Grade seven students - a discussion of how the War of 1812 influenced the development of Canada - discovering the meaning of military vocabulary that was commonly used by soldiers during the War of 1812.

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Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada: Govenors at Work and Leisure - Bit of History

Type: Document

...the château was also the governor’s residence, it was an important living environment and cultural centre. There were many receptions, under both the French and English regimes.

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Holding Up Half the Sky: Women's History Lesson Plan

Type: Document

"Women hold up half the sky" is a saying that values the contributions of women to our world. This activity introduces some of Canada's remarkable female "agents of change" and the organizations with which they worked.

Site: Parks Canada

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada: Archaeological Discoveries

Type: Document

The archeological research project currently underway at the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada began in June 2005. The final exploratory campaign was conducted in the summer of 2007. The three digs confirmed the site’s historical significance. Many architectural remains were excavated:

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Indian Council at Niagara #6 - Loyalists - Original Documents

Type: Document

On this site is an excerpt from an Indian Council held between Loyalist representatives, Six Nations Loyalists and the Algonquin Mississaugas.

Site: Parks Canada

Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada: On-Line Guided Tour

Type: Document

Upon entering, we see a series of self-contained working and living areas surrounding an interior courtyard that has a well in the centre. The steep pitched roofs are typical of the Norman architecture of the period.

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