1620s in Canada

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Events from the 1620s in Canada.


  • 1625: the Baronet of Nova Scotia is founded
  • 1625: French settlements in the West Indies begin, exporting sugar and tobacco, and emigration to Canada is encouraged among traders and fishermen.
  • 1626: Peter Minuit, governor of New Netherland, buys Manhattan Island for 60 guilders worth of trade goods from the Canarsie Indians. (Dutch later have to pay Manhattan Indians, actual occupants of the island.) Dutch policy is land payments to Indians, neutrality in Indian conflicts relating to French-English struggle.
  • 1628: Olivier Le Jeune, an 8-year-old boy from Madagascar, arrives in Quebec. He is the first recorded slave purchase in New France. Le Jeune is probably the first person of African origin to live most of his life in Canada.

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