My 2 Visuals – New Beginnings

Thats my visual! For this project we created a slider visual about two perspectives of New France. We were able to learn and watch videos about New France, and we even did a Simulation about the fur trade! We did alot of small activities like the trade questionnaire. Here is everything I learnt, and how I learnt it.
At the beginning of this project we went on a photo walk, and we used those photos for our final images. We got to re-learn some of our photo taking skills! Here are some of the photos I took.
We than did some brainstorming about new france. We were able to choose our topic and do some deep research on it. Here is some of the research I got, and the links to the sources! Feel free to check ’em out!

Indigenous alliances in new france

  • France relied on indigenous alliances for survival and fur trade (wealth)
  • Missionaries were one of the first to have sustained contact with indigenous people
  • France saw them as allies
  • Some indigenous peoples converted to Christianity after trading
  • Breton and Norman fisherman came into contact with themat the beggining of the 16th century
  • Some indigenous peoples were kidnapped and taken to France to be paraded at the court

Conflicts between the indigenous and the French


  • The french and the indigenous had major conflicts  
  • Frances alliances with indigenous was essential to their colonization in North America
  • Writings of Jacques Cartier depict several of these rivalries 
  • War held an important place in Indigenous cultures
  • Between 1712 and 1738, under pressure from their allies, the French launched a genuine war of extermination against the Fox (Meskwaki).

Indigenous conflicts and their consequences 

  • The conflicts had serious consequences on the fur trade
  • New France tried to establish peace between the indigenous people
  • French relations with the Aboriginal peoples in the early 17th Century were largely determined by pre-existing intertribal conflicts
  • In 1603, when he spent the summer in Tadoussac, Champlain formed a trading and military alliance with the Algonquin, Montagnais and Malecite nations
This next part is about my Two Images.
The topic I chose was indigenous alliances.
I used a photo of a pathway surrounded by trees in the forest that I took on the forest walk.-For scene 1 I show a peacefully edited photo of a village full of longhouses with calm communication and alliance with France. The French are even holding their flag, and the Wendat are wearing their flag on their clothes.-For scene 2 I show the darker side of the meeting of France, showing the effects of the diseases and conflicts between each other. Their is one less long house and no people outside, showing depopulation of the Wendat. I put pictures of diseases to show the introduction of these new diseases. For the sign I put missing letters to show people are not outside anymore, not being able to maintain it.




So #1. I included 3 houses in the background. The indigenous commonly lived in long houses. More specifically the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and the Petun. The long house sheltered a number of families, therefore making it more efficient.

#2. I included eagles in the sky. The eagle symbol is a symbol of great significance. It is believed to be the creature withe the closest relationship with the creator.He is also said to be a messenger.

#3. In the first photo, I included the french and wendat standing together. This is because France saw Indigenous nation as allies, and relied on them for survival and fur trade.

#4. In the second image I made the colours dull, to show the darker side of alliances with the french. I put pictures of diseases on the walls and no one outside. With no natural immunity to diseases introduced by the Europeans, Indigenous Peoples were decimated by waves of diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and more.

This answers the driving question. ^^

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