Thursday, October 22, 2020


While New France was establishing itself, the British had their own designs on North America, establishing colonies along the eastern seaboard and pursuing trade networks deep in the interior. Conflict would inevitably break out.

This hood is of Anishinaabe origins.

Here we have a painting, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, from the circle of Samuel Scott, done around 1751.

The dynamics of tribes interacting with the two colonizing nations from Europe could be complicated. Among the artifacts here is a wampum belt.

The Seven Years War is also known as the French and Indian War. The fall of New France is examined with displays and artifacts.


  1. Interesting exhibits. Not a period of history from which anyone emerged with honour.

  2. Not a period of history that generates a good deal of pride, but a story that needs to be told.

  3. It is an interesting exhibit. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

  4. is filled with international struggles.

  5. So much of this history is new to me. I am glad to become more educated to it by your posts. Thank you.

  6. There was a lot of messy business with the trade and Indian wars.

  7. Between the English and the French North America didn't have a chance!

  8. How long did it take me to read this? Why can´t history teachers just browse through blogs like yours and give 5-minutes-mini-classes at the end of their lesson?! So quick and easy and pupils learn non-German stuff on the run!

  9. @John: quite true.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: that is true.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

  10. @RedPat: that's human nature.

    @Red: there was indeed.

    @Grace: that seems to be the case.

    @Anita: I think so.

    @Iris: history is kind of my thing.

    @Bill: I certainly think so.

  11. It's a shame about how so much of our world's history is about conflicts between peoples.

  12. It’s too bad we don’t use powder horns today rather than automatic weapons.

  13. Interesting William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  14. The French and Indian War was the beginning of the American Revolution. Interesting how history is not static.

  15. @Revrunner: that's the way of humanity.

    @Marie: it was certainly a lot more effort loading a weapon back then.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Joanne: I remember an exhibit at the War Museum about the start of the French and Indian War, and one of the items there was a letter written by George Washington, who effectively was the person who started that war.

    @Magiceye: I think so too.

  16. History captured well

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    p.s. Had death in family so am way behind in returning comments.