In 1779 Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Fur trader and explorer) reaches Canada. Mackenzie was one of the first European explorer to cross North America. He had a lot of part in the North West Company with trading. Later in his life Mackenzie would go on to do many things one being his trips to the oceans in 1789 he made it to the Arctic Ocean and in 1793 he made to the Pacific Ocean. Mackenzie also wrote a book called “Voyages from Montreal to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans”.
Tony Nunez Ms. Turcik Viking- Exploration & Conquest Mar. 1 2018 Viking Exploration & Conquest The Vikings dominated trade and exploration from 793 Ad to 1066 Ad. This time period was known as the Viking Age. The Vikings established a name for themselves as Traders, Explorers and Warriors. They explored in Greenland and parts of Canada five hundred years prior to Columbus.
They penetrate countless river systems of Western Europe and attack settlements. They keep on discovering new islands in the North Atlantic and reached Iceland in 770 AD (Love, 2006, p. 4). It was then largely an inhabitant land with a small population of Irish monks. However, they Vikings moved further and reached Greenland and North America in the 10th century. They, later on, make efforts to establish settlements in the modern day L'Anse aux Meadows, which is now a historic site of archaeological importance in Canada.
Aboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians, are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  The descriptors "Indian" and "Eskimo" have somewhat fallen into disuse in Canada and are sometimes considered pejorative.  Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in Canada. The Paleo-Indian Clovis, Plano and Pre-Dorset cultures pre-date current indigenous peoples of the Americas.
The Pacific Northwest is a geographical region in the northwestern United states that consists of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The region is known for its technology, environment, and culture diversity. When Europeans and white Americans discovered the Northwest, they made claims over the land and succeeded in claiming the Northwest from the British and the Spanish. The arrival of the British led to major changes in the Northwest such as the fur trade and to relationships with the Native Americans through marriages. The arrival of the Americans in the mid-1800s led to changes in the environment such as farming, logging, and fishing.
The search for the Northwest Passage brought many explorers to what is now known as the Canadian arctic. The first explorer to have made the journey was Martin Frobisher, an English seaman. In 1576, he made contact with the indigenous group called the Inuit. Once word of the Northwest Passage spread, many more European explorers came sailing to the arctic. Not many conflicts arose from the contact between the Europeans and the Inuit.
William Robert Morrison is a Canadian historian who wrote the article “Eldorado”, in which he gives a detailed account of the Klondike gold rush of 1897-99 and how difficult of a time that was for the people who travelled in hopes to strike riches. Morrison believes that the Klondike gold rush is what made the westerly region of the North a part of the modern world.
Colonialism is a perpetual and relevant issue in Canada. The definition of Colonialism is, “The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically” according to the Oxford dictionary (The Oxford Dictionary, 2018). On a small scale, Canada is influenced by Britain as British Commonwealth; the consequences that preceded the colonization are evident in the contrast of the standards of living between the general populations and Aboriginals. Colonization can also be or continue with, “geographical intrusion in the form of agricultural, urban or industrial encroachments” (LaRocque, 2008). The freedom of religion in Canada relies on the Eurocentric view
Irish Culture in Atlantic Canada In Canada, the Irish have played an important role. From early settlements in Newfoundland, to large quantities of migrations in the 19th century and the present, the Irish have always been present in the Canadian culture. Irish Canadians played a huge role in contributing to the Canadian society and its economy, and the Irish Canadian continue to demonstrate their contributions to Canada. Many Irish immigrants entered Atlantic Canada through Halifax, Nova Scotia. For over 350 years, the Irish has established history in Atlantic Canada.
Peter Skene Ogden was a good man. He was born 1794 in Quebec Canada and died September 27 154 in Oregon City . Here is a list of his accomplishments. He left his home in Canada to be a fur trader as a teenager., he was a great trapper, he lead the snake river country expeditions, he traced the Utah territory, was with the Hudson bay community until death, and was the first to travel the west intermountain range from north to south, had two lovely native American wives Ogden led annanual trading expeditions to deal with native Americans, He discovered the Humboldt river, and the Carson and Owen lakes. He rescued survivors from the Whitman massacre.
He is known for his famous essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. In this essay, he talks about a thesis which he calls the frontier thesis or turner thesis. He stated that going west with the frontier developed the democracy. The ending of the frontier brought together people from all over the world. Therefore, it is not the end but is the beginning of a new era as Americans.