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Social Studies: Canadian History
Canadian History

Canadian History


First Nations | Pre-Confederation | Confederation | BC History | Riel Rebellion

FIRST NATIONS

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eLibrary Click on 'Bookcarts' on the top navigation bar to view articles on First Nations people with eLibrary Canada.
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Salem History Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in the Salem Press database.


WEBSITES

Native People: The Canadian Encyclopedia
Find information about the different groups of First Nations. Click on the group that you are interested in for a detailed description.

Aboriginal Peoples and Archives
A brief overview of Aboriginal history in Canada.

First Peoples of Canada
Find information on the history of the First Nations and current issues that they are facing.

Canada in the making: Aboriginals - Treaties & Relations
The history of treaties and policies from 1492-2003.

Library and Archives Canada: Aboriginal Documentary Heritage
These online essays recount first-hand information about the history of the Department of Indian Affairs, treaties, aboriginal soldiers and more - from the late 1700s to the mid-20th century.

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PRE-CONFEDERATION

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eLibrary Click on 'Bookcarts' on the top navigation bar to view articles on events leading up towards Confederation with eLibrary Canada.
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Salem History Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in the Salem Press database.



WEBSITES

Canada History
Find maps, photographs and short descriptions on important events in Canada's history.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Find articles and photographs about different Canadian events and people.

Pathways and Passageways: The exploration of Canada
A fantastic site that has information starting from pre-history to the 20th century.

Virtual Museum of New France
Click away in this extensive site about New France.

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company
Learn all about the fur trade and the role the Hudson's Bay Company played.

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CONFEDERATION & AFTER

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eLibrary Click on 'Bookcarts' on the top navigation bar to view articles leading up to and including Confederation with eLibrary Canada.
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Salem History Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in the Salem Press database.



WEBSITES

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Confederation
A short history of the events that lead to Confederation.

Charlottetown Conference of 1864
A brief overview of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864.

Confederation
Learn more about the Fathers of Confederation and the events leading up to Confederation.

Sir John A. Macdonald
Learn more about Canada's first Prime Minister.

Towards Confederation
Describes events leading up to Confederation.

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BC HISTORY

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Salem History Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in the Salem Press database.



WEBSITES

Canadian West
Describes what British Columbia was like before the 1930s.

British Columbia: Canadian Confederation
An overview of the history of British Columbia before entering Confederation (1871).

Building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Describes the beginnings of the Canadian Pacific Railway and has a map of Canada with key events that happened while building the railway.

Horsefly: The early history a goldrush community
Offers a glimpse of what it was like during the goldrush.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: British Columbia
Click on the links next to "Article Contents" to read about British Columbia's land and resources, people, economy, government and politics, education and more.

Working Lives
Learn more about the different industries that help build British Columbia.

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RIEL REBELLION

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ONLINE ARTICLES & DATABASES

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eLibrary Click on 'Bookcarts' on the top navigation bar to view articles on Louis Riel with eLibrary Canada.
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Salem History Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in the Salem Press database.



WEBSITES

Louis Riel
Short biography of Louis Riel.

Aboriginal Peoples and Archives
A brief overview of Aboriginal history in Canada.

Louis Riel: Biography
A more detailed description of Louis Riel's life.

Northwest Resistance digitization project
Biographies of key participants in the resistance.

Métis - Riel House National Historic Site
The history of the Métis people.