the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Spain and Great Britain
Fur Trade & the First 'Unofficial' Settlement
Beaver hats became the fashion rage in Europe and the demand for beaver pelts increased enormously. One single pelt was valued more than a human life.
Samuel de Champlain's first voyage
Samuel de Champlain sailed with him on his first voyage in March to New France.
Champlain's second voyage.
Champlain encountered the warring Iroquois near Cape Cod with disasterous results. He returned to the Bay of Fundy on the western shore of Nova Scotia.
Samuel de Champlain's death
Samuel de Champlain died on Christmas Day in Quebec.
The Hutson Bay Company
The Hutson Bay Comany was formed
the 7 years war
1754 - 1763
Mainly between the french and the british, essencialy over land and trade
The loyalists arrive
Loyalist refugees begin arriving after the American Revolution