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The Newcomers : 1740 the French

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1977 to 1978
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Grand Prairie Regional College, Grand Prairie, Alberta: VHS.

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario: 16mm.
"This segment focuses on an early settler in New France. Nicolas de Lugny, a soldier is given the job of travelling with some coureur de bois to trade furs."

York University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.
"By 1740 there are more than 1.5 million people in Britain's North American colonies, but there still are less than 50,000 inhabitants in New France. Small communities have sprung up along the St. Lawrence River basin and in isolated areas inland. In the spring of that year Nicolas de Lugny, a young ensign, arrives from France to take up duties with the military."

Library and Archives Canada: 3/4".
"Television drama presentation based on actual diaries and documents of pioneers from France who carved a new life for themselves out of the wintry Canadian wilderness."