Lest I turn this into a historical essay, I've summarized things heavily. Write me for more info if you want.
8600 B.C. : The Clovis tribes lived throughout Nova Scotia.
700 to 1100 B.C. : The true Micmacs arrived and they seem to have erased all traces of the previous male cultures.
1603: The French expedition arrives at Acadie, headed by DeMonts & Champlain. They named Cape Laheve
and Port Laheve after the last point of land they saw on leaving France
1607, July 31st: George Popham in the ship "Gift of God" traded with the Indians in Lahave.
It appears the aboriginees of the area were known to the French as Souriquois (in the 18th
and the 19th century they were called Micmacs) and their total population about the year
1610 was estimated from 3000 to 3500 souls.
1763: The wonderful era of the Micmacs came to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Paris early in 1763,
when Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, including Louisbourg became British possessions, and the Micmacs
became British subjects.
Across the river is the town of Lunenburg, a brief description follows:
Established in 1753, Lunenburg was the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. It's first
settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. The Town of Lunenburg
is an architechtural delight. Houses, businesses, churches and public buildings from the late 1700's and particularly early
1800's have been restored and are being used today. The German heritage has been maintained and promoted and the history
of the fishing industry has been captured in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. In 1991, the Government of Canada
designated 'Old Town' Lunenburg as a National Historic District. And in 1995, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Come visit the home of the Bluenose!
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