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When the arrival of the white people have changed all their weapons from stone to iron and steel, and added the fatal gun, every animal fell before the Indian . . " Innis (1) 4. 50. Lescarbot 3, 195. Not certain that Micmac practised agriculture. 51. Lescarbot 3, 250. Leclercq 212, also refers to tobacco and corn among the Gaspesian Micmac in former times. 14 CONFLICT of EUROPEAN and EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES not without foundation; for we have seen them have some arsenic and sublimate which they say they bought from certain French Surgeons, in order to kill whomsoever they wished, and boasted that they had already experimented upon a captive, who (they said) died the day after taking it.
See chapter on mythology and folklore. Babcock (1); 396; Gathorne Hardy 179, 193, 236-237. This colony may have survived until later date. See Babcock (2); 63. Babcock (2); 8. Beazley argues against St. Brandon's having reached America. v. 1; 230. 7. Lescarbot 24. 10 The Portugese were among the first to reach the coasts of Acadia and Newfoundland, but whether they penetrated the Gulf of St. Lawrence is uncertain. D. 12 Jean Denys of Ronfleur is said to have explored the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1506,13 although the occurrence of this voyage is not based upon authentic evidence.
52. Unwin 131. Innis (1) 8. Lescarbot v 3, 117. Innis (1) 7-8. CONFLICT of EUROPEAN and EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 9 bulk of the early trade was with the Montagnais who controlled the route to the interior by way of the Saguenay. The fact that this was the only available route limited the early coastal trade. 10 Therefore, the Montagnais were largely dependent upon fishing, and trade was limited to the fishermen who frequented the harbours. Moreover, their population was sparce, and they were often absent from their coastal haunts for long periods.