Indigenous Canada

Start Date: 11/17/2019

Course Type: Common Course

Course Link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

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Course Syllabus

This module discusses pre-contact trading systems between Indigenous peoples of North America with a focus on the geographical region of Canada. We examine the chronological events of contact with Europeans and the events leading up to, and during the fur trade. This module also explores the long lasting social, political and economic ramifications of the fur trade on Indigenous peoples.

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Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous historie

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