England had a harsh climate and geographical factor for Planting crops (let.rug). However, settlers took advantage of the harbor producing wood. It increased trade becoming a commercial and industrial area (let.rug). While Hudson Valley, New York had abundance wheat and flour that became the colony’s most important source of exports (let.rug). With the economy growth, colonies turned to promote a modern environmental development of the New World.
As Friesen & Friesen (2002) put it: to teach a Native to hunt you take him hunting, you do not explain it from a book and expect them to learn. Natives also learn from legends and stories often told by the elders and medicine men. Legends are a necessity in the indigenous culture and can be spiritual, moral, entertaining as well as teaching. The European educators had an authoritarian style and were new to Canada thus were not aware of the native ways or their culture. When the government was supposedly helping the Indians they were actually hindering them by ignoring their native ideals and instilling European ones instead.
As European nations started to make their way to the Americas to broaden and expand their wealth and influence over the ‘New World.’ The first Europeans to explore and settle, this ‘New World’ were the Spanish. However, by the late 1600’s the English had successfully established a dominant presence on the Atlantic coast. Both the Spanish and the English desired to obtain ‘New World’ land for very similar reasons. They both desired silver and gold to add to their country’s vast wealth, as well as what the grains and plants of this ‘New World’ had to offer. When the Spanish arrived at the Americas prior to the English, the Spanish mainly wanted to explore this foreign land.
It was known for its generosity. In the Great Depression it was known for relieving debts of farmers and giving them money to keep their farms going. John Deere had a huge impact on the time of the WestWard Expansion. The invention of the steel plow came with almost no draw backs with it. It was an amazing invention which was the spark of an agricultural boom in America.
Another factor that pushed European colonies such as Great Britain or France to colonize areas in North America was the huge amount of fish that was located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the cost of what is now Eastern Canada. In fact, “France’s first venture into the North Atlantic was to the fishing grounds off Newfoundland in 1504… fishermen from Portugal, England and Spain soon joined the French in Newfoundland, but it was the ships from France that were predominant.” The fact that this area of the North Atlantic was so abundant in fish was a very important since Europe was becoming more and more overpopulated the fish that were found in the seas around Europe were becoming more scarce. Fish was a very important staple in the European diet because “at that time Europe was predominantly Catholic and the church required people to abstain from eating meat [not including fish] during lent and on fast days.” This resulted in the need to find new fishing grounds to provide the supply of fish needed in Europe. The finding of the abundance of fish in the North Atlantic was an extremely important discovery during this time. Although the discovery of these fish was significant, it did not force nations such as Great Britain and the French to start their colonization of North America, as ships could be sent to fish and then return back home.
The Canadian government shows respect to issues of other nations, but not First Nations. During the Quebec referendum, Canadian Politician and chief of the Red Sucker Lake community Elijah Harper declined the Meech Lake Accord because Canada was addressing the issues of Quebec instead of First Nations. The accord was about Quebec becoming “distinct society”, this insulted Elijah Harper when First Nations have been trying to become a distinct society and get special treatment. First Nations have been trying to reclaim their land for decades, but the Canadian government pushed aside the issues of First Nations and put the needs of Quebec above theirs. This explains how the federal government does not acknowledge the issues of First Nations.
The Dutch gave an influential tide to both the Natives and the French colonists because they created Fort Orange along the Hudson River, the Dutch saw the French as enemy`s, because they had better supplies like weapons and tools to gain better alliances and trading partners. The French and Iroquois who knew that they would lose their Dutch suppliers to the northern tribes who had better fur pelts. Hoping that with war the Dutch and northern tribes would remain separated, the French and Iroquois decided not to make
George Simpson played a major role in the fur trade. He had a sharp, ordered mind which impresses Andrew Wedderburn, which would change George Simpson’s life forever. In 1820, Wedderburn offered Simpson a position of acting Governor in Chief of Rupert’s land. George Simpson began to earn admiration from his employers when he devoted his time and energy on promoting discipline and a reorganized fur trade operation. He named his regimen “economy”.
The fur industry was pivotal for the imperialist powers of the 1600’s. The gain of this luxurious industry ultimately meant wealth and power. This trade industry alters Canada immensely. The trading post known as York Factory and Moose Factory sought native people to travel vastly collecting furs and pelts. Ultimately this altered their conventual nomadic movements.
Early in time, settlers did make contact with the Shawnee for trading purposes. Mostlly, the Shawnee trading furs. During this time the Shawnee ended up looking down on the settlers because they brought disease. As a result the Shawnee actually choose the safer and peaceful way and just moved further north away from the settlers, but resulted in just getting caught up in wars.