Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Canadian Bacon

English: Map of the location of major tribes i...
English: Map of the location of major tribes involved in the Beaver Wars laid against a period map showing colonial settlments (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Way back in December I left the English in New England,
the French in New France and the Iroquois in the land between


It was the end of the 17th century and if they weren't exactly
singing "Happy Trails" to each other everybody was more

or less behaving themselves.


As a matter of fact in 1701 things were so jolly that the

three groups got all weepy and sorry and signed a

'cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die-if-I'm-lying' peace treaty.

 
But England and France can only feel the love for so long so
a year later they declared war on each other.

 
Again.

 
You know, I really think Canada would have had a better chance
if our two founding nations had been North and South Korea.

 
Anyway.

 
It was the usual thing. 

In 1704 the French destroyed the English settlement of Bonavista
and in 1707 the English marched up from Massachusetts

and destroyed Port Royal.

 
Lots of other nasty stuff happened but the main thing for us

to note is that when the war ended in 1713 and

everything wad divvied up by the Treaty of Utrecht,

England was handed Acadia.

 
And if the mention of Acadia falling into the hands of the Brits doesn't

just fry your historical bacon then... well,

you just aren't Canadian, eh?
 

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