Before Canada: First Nations and First Contacts, Prehistory-1523by Sheila Nelson
Before John Cabot reached the east coast of Canada in 1497, millions of First Nations peoples already lived there. Thousands of years earlier, their ancestors had crossed the Bering Land Bridge into North America and spread out across the continent. Before the first Europeans began to cross the Atlantic, the First Nations had developed hundreds of complex societies, varying widely with the terrain of each culture. Some lived settled lives in villages, while others hunted nomadically, following the caribou or buffalo herds.
In this book, you will learn about the geographic regions of Canada and the cultures of the First Nations who lived there. You will explore some of the theories about how people first came to North America, as well as theories about early European visitors to Canada-some possibly as early as the sixth century. You will see that Canadian history did not begin with John Cabot's landfall in Atlantic Canada, but, in fact, had been going on for thousands of years.
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