Aboriginal Peoples & European Explorers-Pathfinder

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There is a lot of information available about First Nations and the Explorers and this pathfinder points towards some of the best. It will help you find websites, books, videos, databases and other resources. If you need more help, be sure to ask at your local library.

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  • Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage


    The Canadian Museum of Civilization presents images and objects and games about the histories and cultures of the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

  • Native Art in Canada : An Elder's Stories About Ojibwa Art and Culture


    From Ojibwa food to Woodland Indians, this native woman tells tales of the last 70 years.

  • The Wendat (Huron)


    Brief sections on their history, daily life and culture.

  • 42Explore - Explorers


    This U.S. site links to many useful websites and lesson plans. For teachers.

  • CDN The Canadian Encyclopedia Online


    Are you looking for Canadian information? Check here first.

  • Canku ota


    An online newsletter celebrating Native America. For teachers.

  • CDN The Atlas of Canada - Natural Resources of Canada


    Get maps, get Canadian facts and make your own maps.

  • The Beaver Pelt


    Watch a video on how the beaver was an important part of trading between the indigenous people and the settlers from Europe.

  • CDN Explorers of Canada - Enchanted Learning


    At Enchanted Learning you'll discover more than 30 kid-friendly biographies on Canadian explorers.

  • CDN Kids' Stop


    The people, the place, the history and native kids today. It's all here.

  • NativeTech


    A resource for indigenous ethno-technology focusing on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, providing historical and contemporary background with instructional how-to's. For teachers.

  • CDN Passageways: True Tales of Adventure for Young Explorers


    Discover how Aboriginal people contributed to the exploration of Canada. Meet many of Canada's early European explorers.

  • CDN First Nations in Canada


    This website is full of useful information although it is not set up to be easily read by kids.

  • CDN First People of Canada


    The Canadian Museum of History presents the history and continuing presence of Aboriginal people in Canada.

  • CDN Resources for Teachers


    Comprehensive teaching strategies about Explorers on the National Library of Canada's website include detailed guidelines for educators, including learning outcomes/expectations/objectives, suggested criteria for assessment, instructions for classroom use and worksheets. For teachers.

  • CDN Rocky Mountain House- Parks Canada


    Discover historic Rocky Mountain House. Learn about the Fur Trade and Canada's aboriginal people and read the life stories of explorer David Thompson and five other fur traders.


Find More at the Library

  • To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
  • Call numbers to browse
    • 745.5 Crafts
    • 910.92 Geographer
    • 921 Philosopher
    • 970.1 Native Canadians
    • 971.0113 French explorations
  • Suggested subject headings for catalogue
    • Explorers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
    • Fur trade
    • Hudson's Bay Company -- History
    • Indians of North America
    • Inuit
    • Woodland Indians
    • Wyandot Indians

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