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Moments of History: Canada Vignettes

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A collection from the Canada Vignettes series, sub-titled as follows: Bluenose 1921-1946: The Bluenose schooners. Captain Cook: How Captain Cook began the sea otter trade leading to the development of the Pacific northwest. December Lights: A traditional Franco-Manitoba Christmas tale. Fort Prince of Wales: A humorous history of this fort including its capture by the French. Holidays: Watercolour images of the life of a farm family. Lady Frances Simpson: The journey of Lady Frances Simpson, with her piano, from England to Lower Fort Garry. Land Bridge: Nomadic Asian people journey to North America via a land bridge. Log Driver's Waltz: A young girl who loves to dance chooses a log driver over his land-loving competition. Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton: A visit to the coal mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with folk songs by the miners' choral group. Newfoundland: The first landing of Viking explorers in Newfoundland. News Canada: A simulated news broadcast of 1878. Port Royal: The harsh winter endured by the first French settlers in North America, who established Port Royal, the foundation of Acadia. Sodbusters: The hardships of early farm life on the prairies. The Horse: How the arrival of the iron horse brought an end to the era when the horse provided unprecedented mobility. The Thirties: A watercolour evocation of a prairie storm coming after a period of severe drought. Toronto: Toronto from 1749 to 1978. Trading Post: The Hudson's Bay trading post, fur traders and Indians. Unity Pole: The ceremonial totem-pole raising by the Nisgha Indians at Ayanish. Vignettes from Labrador North: The Inuit of Labrador and the role of Moravian missionaries. Voyageurs: The hardships of voyageurs' in the early Canadian fur trade.

1996, 34 min 05 s

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