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  • Pioneers of Canada - Quebec

    Pioneers of Canada - Quebec Pictured right: Victor Begin was the only French Canadian officer serving in the NorthWest Mounted Police. and he had been with them for 15 years. If you would like to know a bit more, please consult the Skagway Historical Society which has posted a brief biography of Joseph Victor Begin. History: From New France to Confederation French colonization started w...

  • Explorers and Navigators

    List of Explorers Exploration is the act of searching or traveling around a terrain (including space, see space exploration) for the purpose of discovery of resources or information. Please fee free to add to this project, or even create the framework for an Explorers and Navigators sub-project. How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni...

  • Conquistadores españoles

    Los conquistadores españoles fueron los soldados, exploradores y aventureros españoles que pusieron diversos pueblos y territorios de las Américas bajo el dominio de la Corona Española, durante la llamada era de los descubrimientos, la cual siguió a la llegada de Felipe II , el cual prohibía los actos de conquista, denominándose a partir de enton...

  • Great Aviators

    Aviator is a person who flies an aircraft. The first recorded use of the term (aviateur in French) was in 1887 , as a variation of 'aviation', from the Latin avis (meaning bird), coined in 1863 by G. de la Landelle in Aviation Ou Navigation Aérienne (Aviation or Air Navigation). The term aviatrix (aviatrice in French) is used for a female aviator. The term is often applied simply to pi...

  • Geographers and Cartographers

    Geographers and Cartographers Geographers ...are scholars whose area of study is geography, the study of Earth's natural environment and human society. Geographers study how the natural environment contributes to the human society and how the human society affects the natural environment Sir John Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunn...

  • Idaho Pioneers

    Idaho Pioneers will include persons who lived in Idaho before Statehood, 3 July 1890. If you so desire, "The Idaho State Genealogical Society" issues certificates to those who can prove their descent from a Pioneer. There are 3 different certificates you can apply for: Pioneer certificates are issued to direct descendants of persons who lived in Idaho before Statehood, 3 July 1890. Applic...

  • Pioneers of Space

    In the year 2014 we are still in a pioneering phase of "space: the final frontier.". So please add profiles to this project of the men and women of "this" planet who are making it possible to dream of "other" planets. Note: there is a separate project for Astronauts and Cosmonauts From A Brief History of Space Exploration : Humans have dreamed about spaceflight since antiquity. The Chines...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Ontario

    Pioneers of Canada - Ontario ===History=====Aboriginal Settlement===The first residents of Ontario arrived during the last ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago. As the ice retreated Ontario's paleo-Indian inhabitants moved into the northern region of the province. For many years Ontario's Aboriginal peoples probably lived by fishing and hunting; deer, elk, bear and beaver could be found in t...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan

    Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan ==History====Aboriginal Settlement===The earliest human inhabitants of the area that became Saskatchewan were nomadic Aboriginal peoples grouped roughly from north to south as follows: three tribes of the Athapaskan linguistic group (the Chipewyan, the Amisk and the Slavey); two groups speaking Algonquian (the Cree and the Blackfoot); and two tribes of the Siou...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba

    Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba ==Settlement=Agricultural settlement began in 1812 with the arrival of Lord Selkirk's settlers at Point Douglas, now within the boundaries of Winnipeg. Over the next 45 years, the Red River Colony at Assiniboia survived hail, frost, floods, grasshoppers, skirmishes with the Nor'Westers and an HBC monopoly. Expansionist sentiment from both Minnesota and Upper Canada...

  • Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick

    Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick ===Exploration==When the French attempted settlement, first at the mouth of the St Croix River in 1604 and later at Port-Royal, they were welcomed by the Micmac, who taught them how to survive. After the French had shifted their interest to Québec, the native people helped a few young men who remained, including Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tou...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Labrador

    Pioneers of Canada - Labrador History The Labrador coast has been occupied for a very long time. Evidence of Maritime Archaic Native occupation, dating back at least 7000 years, has been found at L'ANSE AMOUR BURIAL SITE in the south. Labrador was likely the "Markland" of the Viking sagas, which described the anomalous silvery beaches near Groswater Bay. BASQUE fishermen established a great...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia

    Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia ===People=====Settlement and Immigration===The French who established the first successful settlement of Europeans in the province at Port-Royal in 1605 named it Acadia, from the name assigned to the coast by Giovanni da Verrazzano. Lasting British settlement did not occur until the founding of Halifax in 1749 by Governor Edward Cornwallis who brought with him s...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Yukon

    Pioneers of Canada - Yukon ===History=====Aboriginal Settlement===While it is one of the youngest parts of Canada in terms of European settlement, the Yukon (along with Alaska) is the oldest continuously inhabited part of North America. The earliest human inhabitants arrived via a land bridge across the Bering Strait from Asia. The date this occurred, however, is subject to considerable debate ...

  • Age of Discovery (1200-1600)

    The Age of Discovery is seen as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era, along with its contemporary Renaissance movement, triggering the early modern period and the rise of European nation-states. Accounts from distant lands and maps spread with the help of the new printing press fed the rise of humanism and worldly curiosity, ushering in a new age of scientific and intellectual in...

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