Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Carson Oshawa, Ontario

Fair address: Durham Regional Fair

Project: The Beaver Wars

A story of the conflict between the Haudenosaunee tribes and the Huron Wendat and Algonquin tribes as well as the French.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I thought it was interesting to learn that the different tribes had trade alliances with the English and French and traded furs for things like guns and ammunition.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that this long war was very gruesome. The Haudenosaunee kept control of the fur trade but many lives were lost and some indigenous tribes were destroyed. In the end the fur trade collapsed and European disease was spreading. All the tribes were weak. 38 tribes signed a peace treaty with the French and the Beaver Wars ended.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today fur is not a popular or real money-making trade item. Also the Indigenous tribes in Canada are not as large and powerful as they were then.

  • Jill Bishop

    Great job Carson! Love all of your hard work!
    22/06/2018 6:43:24 PM

  • Paula Throop

    Great presentation, Phaedra!
    22/06/2018 2:36:03 PM

  • Jonathan

    Good job, buddy!
    20/06/2018 10:01:54 PM

  • Simon Broughton

    Very proud of you and your achievement! Fantastic effort, Carson!
    20/06/2018 12:41:21 PM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck
    19/06/2018 3:35:23 PM

  • Kyra

    Well done Carson
    14/06/2018 4:57:46 AM

  • sherie laraby

    Great job Carson
    13/06/2018 3:24:52 PM

  • Gram

    I am impressed.
    13/06/2018 5:07:38 AM

  • Muriel kabel

    Well done
    12/06/2018 9:12:41 PM

  • Bonnie Vickery

    Great job
    12/06/2018 3:21:53 PM

+ Add Comment

Comments are moderated and will be reviewed before they are posted to the website.



Bridgewater, Nova Scotia


Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island


Vancouver, British Columbia

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.