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Kleedinge Van Canada
Kleedinge Van Canada [Costumes of Canada], ca. 1650.
Library and Archives Canada.
CA ANC Peter Winkworth Collection R9266-2428

Wedding Ceremony in Canada
Cérémonie Nuptiale du Canada et Manière dont les peuples du Canada font le Divorce [Wedding Ceremony in Canada and Manner in which the peoples of Canada get a Divorce]
Engravings after Bernard Picart, 1723.
Library and Archives Canada.
CA ANC Peter Winkworth Collection R9266-2411

Many European renditions of First Nations were by artists who had never been to North America, but, in some instances, had seen people who had been taken overseas to Europe against their will. Often, they tell us more about artists and their societies, rather than their subjects.