History of the Ottawa Valley - Part Two

Course: GEN7258

The remarkable history of the Ottawa Valley is expanded upon to include the aboriginal ecology and archaeology of Morrison Island, Muskrat Lake, and Pontiac Bay. The settlers of the Valley and their livelihoods, in particular the logging activity and fur trade along the Ottawa River are discussed. Explore the structure of these communities in this land of the fiddle and the square-dance where they built their log homes, stone churches and property fences from available materials such as stones, stumps, and logs. Learn about the importance of religion in the settlers' lives as well as aboriginal spirituality that co-existed at the time.


All sections for this course are in progress.