Chapter 02: The French in North America
Acadian Way of Life
- An account of Charles de la Tour's experience in the New World
Charles de la Tour, one of the first settlers to come to Acadie, tells the story of his family's experience in the New World.
- Life Prior To 1755: Daily life in Acadia
Highlights of how Acadians adapted to life in the New World. Click the links to find more information, as well as maps, drawings, and other illustrations.
- The Acadians 1: Settlement
Description of Acadian settlement, with a historical map and drawings.
- The Acadians 2: Farming
Description of Acadian farming methods, their crops, and their livestock, with drawings.
- The Acadians 3: The Home
Description of an Acadian home, with drawings.
- Information on the members and mandate of La Francophonie
A list of the members of La Francophonie, with the flag and a few statistics about each.
- The Francophonie
A map showing the member countries of La Francophonie.
- French Explorers
Click on the name of an explorer to read a detailed account of his life and travels, with maps and other illustrations.
- Radisson and Des Groseilliers: Caesars of the Wilderness
A brief account of the travels of these explorers, with a drawing of Radisson.
- Explorers' Index
Click on the name of an explorer to read about his travels. Some illustrations. Note that this is a list of explorers of many nationalities, not just French explorers.
- Cartier's First Voyage
An account of Cartier's first voyage, with translated quotations from his ship's log.
The Seigneurial System
- The Seigneurs
Click on the list of topics to read about different aspects of the seigneurial system. Includes maps, drawings, and other illustrations.
- Virtual Musuem of New France
Click on the headings to read short articles about life in New France. There are some illustrations.