Welcome to the French-Canadian Resources Part of the FCHSM Website. Although the individual pages in this part of our website cover the extent of New France, the emphasis is on the history and culture of the Great Lakes and in particular, on the people and communities of Fort St. Joseph (in present-day Niles, Michigan), Michilimackinac, and the Detroit River Region, which until July 1796 included both sides of the Detroit River. From a historical standpoint, our emphasis is on the French Regime which officially ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.
On each of the individual pages you will find several of the following types of resources:
A few selected articles that appeared in Michigan’s Habitant Heritage (MHH), our quarterly journal. Coverage of these articles in the public pages is limited. Members of FCHSM have access to all articles that have appeared in MHH since 2007.
Specialized articles that were written for our website
Links to online resources
We also invite you to visit the Native American and métis section of our website which offer similar resources.
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