The Plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast regions Native History in Canada.

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Native History In Canada

In the world today, the diversity between cultures is great and ever expanding. Different cultures and crossbreeds of cultures are springing up everyday. Everyone's beliefs change, and then to suit their sudden change they alter their old beliefs. That's how all the divisions of the original Catholic Church came about. Then look at the Mormons, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and all the cults out there. With these different religions and cultures, come different Gods, Idols, and Spirits that people believe in. But these Gods, Idols, and Spirits aren't new. Someone, someday and in some age had to be convinced that there was something outside of this earthly realm watching us, his creations. As the way it stands only 1 of these millions of religions could be true. The rest were made by very good storytellers. But calling one group liars and the others not, would be hypocritical.

So as a historian, one would not let their personal beliefs interfere with the culture that they are studying at the time. Thus stating that the "historian" must treat all matters of the subject as valid, not necessarily true but valid. This includes creation. Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, African tribal, and Native beliefs in creation must all be considered, not only one of the views. This brings us to the Native views. Not only in creation, but also in languages and their everyday culture. We will be looking at the diversity between different tribes and comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences.


In the Native culture being able to speak must have been quite a large part of life. This since, there were not a lot of written records and most stories and legends were passed on by words alone. Originally every tribe had to develop their own language in...