Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, 2010

Abstract: The Huron-Wendat community of Jeune-Lorette was located about twelve kilometers away from the French garrison at Quebec.  For nearly a century after their expulsion, the Huron-Wendat lived side-by-side with French farmers in the heart of New France.  This paper uses notarized documents that focus on land and property transfers involving Huron-Wendat individuals between 1730 and 1800.  The documents discuss the variety of ways that individuals engaged and interacted with their neighbours as well as broader French and British administrative structures.  Particular focus is placed on Huron-Wendat engagement with French civil law, use of censives outside of the village’s boundaries, and use of hunting territories north of the French seigneuries around Quebec.

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