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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.

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First Nations (Canadian) Man and His Wife

The Iroquois - the "Five Nations" - included the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca; in 1722, the Tuscarora made it Six Nations. The Iroquois were bitter enemies of the French, but friendly with the British and Dutch, and carried on a lucrative trade for European goods, guns, lead, and powder. It was a league uniting formerly warring nations. The Iroquois were feared, and waged a destructive war against the Huron and other nations allied with the French, seeking to dominate the fur…

A First Nations man from Pointe Bleue, Quebec feeding a baby beaver from a bottle, date unknown. A BABY BEAVER!!

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Huron...My great, great, great, grandmother on the Bird side was full Huron Indian. -Penny-

First Nations - Huron-Wendat Group from Wendake (Lorette) at Spencerwood, Quebec City, QC, 1880

Although we are in different boats, you in your boat and we in our canoe, we share the same river. -Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy via She Sings to the Stars