In the seventeenth century, French fishermen, fur traders, and explorers were landing in New France, which included not only Quebec but all the lands watered by the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. They traded and made alliances with native tribes such as the Hurons and Algonquins.
But for a long time, their small numbers and the vast territories they traveled made it difficult for them to dominate the Indians, as the...
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