JIH369H1: Great Lakes Indigenous Histories to 1830



Explores the history of Aboriginal Peoples (Indigenous and Métis) living in the Great Lakes Region from the 16th century to the aftermath of the War of 1812. Weaving together interdisciplinary sources, this course examines central events in Great Lakes history including the formation of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee Confederacies and key Anishinabek alliances, the arrival of European newcomers into an Indigenous landscape, the social-political impact of new diseases, reactions to European missionaries, the fur trade, major conflicts and peace processes including the Great Peace of Montreal, the Treaty of Niagara and the 60 Years War for the Great Lakes; and ending with the period of significant encroachment of new settlers on Indigenous lands.

Society and its Institutions (3)