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Onontio Gives Birth: How the French in Canada Became Fathers to Their Indigenous Allies, 1645–73

In the latest issue of the Canadian Historical Review, "Onontio Gives Birth: How the French in Canada Became Fathers to Their Indigenous Allies, 1645–73" by Peter Cook, explores an important shift in the kin metaphors used in intercultural alliances and treaty making in seventeenth-century eastern Canada. At the beginning of the period, Indigenous peoples and French colonizers described their relationship as an alliance of brothers.

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