Origins: Canadian History to Confederation, 4th edition by Richard Jones, Donald B. Smith R. Douglas Francis

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A~. ·... Zfl?. C. C. - A. D. D. 1-500 500 - AMERICAS - Great Amerindian civilizations develo p in Mex ico, Central Ameri ca, and Peru - Mound Builders' cultu re deve lops in O hio - lnhabitants of southern Ontario begin to grow corn , resulting in deve lopm ent of societies based on agriculture 700circa 1000 - Rise of Mississippian culture in the Mississippi va lley 985 - Eric the Red founds No rse settlements in Gree nland Circa 1000 - The Thule, direct ancestors of the modern lnuit, enter the central Arctic 1001 - Leif, son of Eri c the Reel, leads an expedition to northeastern North America.

Central America played an important role in the development of lroquoian culture. About A o 500, corn spread northward via the Ohio and lllinois areas to southern Ontario. lt adapted to the shorter growing season and the more rigorous climate. Tobacco probably entered eastern Canada as early as 2500 years ago, and beans about 1000 years ago. Beans, high in protein, partially freed the lroquoians from having to supplement their corn diet with animal protein. This new food supply contributed to rapid population growth.

Like Cabot and his four ships, he was lost with all h ands, as was Miguel when h e ca me back to search for his bro ther. Despite the dangers of navigating the uncharted No rth Atlantic, Europeans annually fi shed the Grand Ban ks and the coastal waters of Newfoundland. Several place names, n ow corrupted in English or French ve rsions, testify to their travels: Cape Race (from rasa, shaved), at the southeastern corner of Newfoundland ; Fermeuse Harbour (from Jremoso, beauti ful), abo ut halfway fro m the cape to St.

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