Marie of the Incarnation (Marie Guyart) 28 Oct 1599 - 30 Apr 1672 was a French Ursuline nun, at age 22 she came to New France to undertake the mission.   Both the French colonists and the local people of the First Nations sought the education of their daughters by the nuns. The nuns were soon able to teach in the Huron, Algonkian, Montagnais, and Iroquois tongues.  One of these children was my own ancestral grandmother Marie-Olivier-Sylvestre Manitouabeouich.

Marie of the Incarnation (Marie Guyart) 28 Oct 1599 - 30 Apr 1672 was a French Ursuline nun, at age 22 she came to New France to undertake the mission. Both the French colonists and the local people of the First Nations sought the education of their daughters by the nuns. The nuns were soon able to teach in the Huron, Algonkian, Montagnais, and Iroquois tongues. One of these children was my own ancestral grandmother Marie-Olivier-Sylvestre Manitouabeouich.

The Métis - Canadians of mixed First Nations and European (mostly French or Scottish) descent. Formerly pejoratively called "Halfbreeds" and denied even the limited land rights held by treaty First Nations peoples, they are now recognized as a distinctive First Nations group within Canada.

The Métis - Canadians of mixed First Nations and European (mostly French or Scottish) descent. Formerly pejoratively called "Halfbreeds" and denied even the limited land rights held by treaty First Nations peoples, they are now recognized as a distinctive First Nations group within Canada.

Confédération de cinq tribus amérindiennes habitant au sud-ouest du Québec. Leur langue se rapproche de celle des Hurons. À l'arrivée des Français, au début du 17e siècle, ils étaient entre 10 000 et 15 000 personnes.  Il existe de nos jours deux communautés iroquoises au Québec.

Confédération de cinq tribus amérindiennes habitant au sud-ouest du Québec. Leur langue se rapproche de celle des Hurons. À l'arrivée des Français, au début du 17e siècle, ils étaient entre 10 000 et 15 000 personnes. Il existe de nos jours deux communautés iroquoises au Québec.

Quebec History:Pioneers:Colonists:French-Canadian

Quebec History:Pioneers:Colonists:French-Canadian

Costume of a voyageur or coureur des bois - my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Francois Pelletier dit Antaya was a coureur des bois

Costume of a voyageur or coureur des bois - my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Francois Pelletier dit Antaya was a coureur des bois

Canadian Museum of Civilization     Male cornhusk doll  Huron (Wendat), 1788  Jeune Lorette, Quebec  Carved wooden head, human hair, earrings  CMC III-H-429

Canadian Museum of Civilization Male cornhusk doll Huron (Wendat), 1788 Jeune Lorette, Quebec Carved wooden head, human hair, earrings CMC III-H-429

Acadians are the descendants of a group of French-speaking settlers who migrated from coastal France in the late sixteenth century to establish a French colony called Acadia in the maritime provinces of Canada and part of what is now the state of Maine.

Acadians are the descendants of a group of French-speaking settlers who migrated from coastal France in the late sixteenth century to establish a French colony called Acadia in the maritime provinces of Canada and part of what is now the state of Maine.

Mortagne-Au-Perche, France  Ancestral home of many of my French Canadian families.

Mortagne-Au-Perche, France Ancestral home of many of my French Canadian families.

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