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1. Suggest reasons why the early settlements on the map on page 6 were likely located where they were.
2. How did Britain prevent the extended warfare with Aborigines that plagued American settlements in the west?
3. (a) Why are many of the early land treaties being reopened for re- negotiations between the Native peoples and the Canadian government.? (b) Is this fair? Why or why not?
4. Why would early settlers be reluctant to give up their original 'fading script'?
5. (a) What was the biggest problem encountered in connection with the granting of land? (b) Explain this and indicate why this was a problem. (c) How was it discouraged?
6. Why do you think the original punishment for moving markers was so drastic?
7. Summarize David Palmer's petition.8. The words 'humbly sheweth' and 'prays' were widely used in petitions during that period. What does the use of these words tell you about this time period?
9. Why do you think an oath of allegiance and a declaration were required before lands were granted?
10. Lands were granted to Loyalists by 'the bounty' of his majesty. What does this mean?
11. (a) How was impartiality in the awarding of land ensured? (a) Was this fair to the officers?
12. How did the Crown ensure access to all mining rights?
13. Today First Nations People are frequently involved in renegotiating treaties with provincial and the federal governments. Do you think this is right? Justify your answer.
14. Briefly summarize the main theme and the important details of this narrative.
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