The permanent galleries at the Canadian Museum of History were reorganized for the 150th anniversary of the country. The story of the country is told chronologically, weaving the First Nations into the story in a way that had been absent in what had been here before. It all starts with the first gallery, with the creation of the world as told in Anishinaabe oral histories. The story is told in that language, with French and English subtitles on the screen.
In terms of the archaeological record, First Nations peoples began migrating into North America with the end of the last great ice age. Artifacts and display panels begin to go into detail on their story.
In the Northern Plains, the bison was sacred to the tribes calling that area home. Items here include the skull of one such animal, and a replica of a buffalo jump, a technique for hunting the bison and corralling them off a cliff.