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Nomadic Cultures

Type: Document

Various nomadic cultures developed in what is modern-day Canada. Prior to European contact, there were hundreds of Amerindian peoples with histories stretching back thousands of years.

Site: National Defence

Prince of the Brigade

Type: Document

On February 8, 1944, near Littoria, Italy, Reconnaissance Sergeant Thomas George Prince was spying on the Germans. During what would become a 24-hour solo watch, Prince's communication line was severed by shelling. With courage and cleverness, he rejoined the wires in full view of German soldiers. Tommy Prince was one of 59 Canadians who were awarded the Silver Star during the Second World War.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Pontiac's Whirlwind Campaign

Type: Document

In 1763, led by Algonquin chief Pontiac, an alliance of Amerindian peoples captured most of the British-held forts and posts in the west. Only three of those attacked held out, and they were subjected to lengthy sieges.

Site: National Defence