Originally posted by TrueLies
I do know vikings hit land on the shores of nova scotia... I also know that French people came to settle before europeans did. Jaques Cartier
colonized the east coast of canada and central, louis reel fought the europeans in alberta and was murdered, pennsylvania was colonized by french...
Before the natives all I know is that viking settlers were here...
Where do you propose "France" (and the "French") are from? "The Europeans" includes France... France and England were competing, along with
Spain and Portugal, for territories in North America for more than 300 years before Louis Reil was even born (I live 30 minutes from
... and my aunt's godfather was
- Reil's 2nd hand). Louis Reil is modern history (he was
born in Canada in 1844
), not 1600's when upper and lower Canada existed -- each
controlled by France and England respectively.
In 1497, an Englishman named John Cabot "rediscovered" the eastern coast of Canada. The Vikings, ie.
and his people, had been coming to Canada for more than 500
years before that; both the french and portugese had been fishing the "secret waters" of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland for quite a while as well
(probably 200 years previous and up to Cabot's journey). Jacques Cartier
years old when Cabot rediscovered Canada and Cartier didn't even begin his voyage to the Canadas until 1524...
I don't know where some people in the US go to school (and I don't mean this as a generalized insult to any Americans, nor do I intend in any way to
start a flame-war) but it's astonishing how many "facts" some of you guys spout without so much as even a
before your posts... You CAN trust the websites
that are gc.ca or when it comes to historical information about Canada, and you CAN trust most Canadian museums and historical sites funded by
provincial or the federal government -- Canada paid off the natives with treaties that expire when "the sun no longer sets in the West, and the
rivers run dry" so there's no wholesale slaughter of the natives to deny in our history books...
To refer to people who were settling North America during the 1600s-1800s when the topic is about historical evidence from 20,000-50,000 years ago is
baffling... There is plenty of scientific evidence
when it comes to
dating the earliest people
in North America. It seems almost every year an even
bit of skeletal evidence is found, and even older tools and artifacts have been found
and dated... There is also evidence that Australian aboriginees
also settled in South America
but were most likely either wiped out by migrating "natives" (Incas) or simply interbred. If you'd like to see one of the first known caucasians
in North America
(this is disputed by natives in Washington, but not by the vast majority of anthropologists), check out
for some enlightenment, he's a mere 9,000 years old...
Does anyone on here read other sources
when it comes to this sort of stuff, or is it just
normal to make crap up on these forums when you don't know what it is you're talking about? Amazing and amusing all at the same time.
I look forward to any comments, especially by people who do read and research!
[edited some spelling errors]
[edit on 3-9-2004 by CatHerder]