If you are interested in learning about New France and its significance early North American colonization, below we have put together some information that is put together in and easy to read manor.
New France was an area in North America that was colonized by France after the period of when Jacques Cartier explored the Saint Lawrence River in 1534. When New France was at its peak, the region of New France covered the territory from the Rocky Mountains to Newfoundland and from the Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. In the 1650’s, New France was almost completely destroyed by Iroquois forces. However the invasion was stopped by the efforts of a Canadian and Huron militia that was lead by Adam Dollard des Ormeaux. Sadly, none of the Canadians survived. However they were successful in stopping the efforts of the Iroquois. This is the reason that so many people look at New France as such a significant part of American history and is also the reason that so many collectors consider pieces from this era to be so collectable.
Eventually the territory was, obviously, then divided into many different regions Canada, Hudson Bay, Acadia, Newfoundland, and Louisiana. Due to the fact that Henry Hudson claimed the area surrounding Hudson Bay for England, this lead English to start settling and expanding their settlements into what is today Canada and back then the area North of New France. This is why so many people that are interested collecting items from early Canadian history as well as English settlements are so interested in learning more about these fascinating events. The good news is that there are a ton of great resources that are available for people that want to learn more.