Life among the first Canadian-born generation
Doris Provencher Faucher
Bastien and Marguerite's children face trials and challenges which are quite different from those experienced by their parents since their arrival and settlement in the Saint Lawrence River valley in the mid-17th century.
The story now continues to unfold as the immigrant couple's Canadian-born sons and daughters marry and establish their own homes and families. As militiamen and voyageurs, their sons and sons-in-law travel thousands of miles inland by way of the western rivers and Great Lakes. During this period of rapid exploration and extension of frontiers by the Canadian French, a marked increase in fur exports brings great wealth to France. This initiates a struggle for control over the western and Illinois territories, Hudson Bay trading posts, the Newfoundland and Acadian fisheries, thus pitting the English colonies and the five Iroquois nations against Nouvelle France, Acadia, and their native allies.
Meanwhile, British King William III of Orange
and French King Louis XIV vie for political, religious, and military dominance
in Europe and North America.
Author: Doris Provencher Faucher
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|Another book by Provencher Faucher:
Le Québécois: THE VIRGIN FOREST