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We've enjoyed watching it so far. There are a few things that seem anachronistic, like too many beards for example, but overall the historical accuracy is above average in my opinion.
 

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Artie,
yours and my family stomped some of the same ground back in the day. We could be related somewhere along the way

Ill be looking for that TV show now.

There is much information to be found on the internet for two of my ancestors on my fathers side

Pierre Couc dit Lafleur (1624-1690) and Marie Mitewouamegoukoue (1631-1699) who were married in Trois-Rivières on 16 Apr 1657. They had 9 children: Jeanne, Louis, Angelique, Marie, Marguerite Josette, Pierre, Elizabeth Isabelle, Madeleine, and Jean-Baptiste.

Pierre was French soldier from Cognac in France and Marie was a native of the Algonkin Nation, which included the Huron, Ottawa and Chippewa/Ojibway peoples. Their children were some of the first 'Métis' children born and baptized in New France (Canada) and that's why there's much information written and/or posted about this family.

I'm very proud to have ancestors who were brave enough to come to this foreign land and embrace (literally) the people who were already here and in doing so, helped create not only a new country - Canada - but also, a new nation of people - the Métis.
This is a good idea for a persona if i ever get into re-enacting/rendesvous
 

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I watch every episode I can, even though it is very hard to follow at times.

Don't know where they came up with sending so many pistols? I guess it was someone's lack of historic information or just plain TV hype.

Also I have no idea where they came up with the hanging dead Iroquois from the tree?

Gus
 

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I have only seen one episode, and that because a friend of mine is in it. It's an interesting vignette; the Filles du Roi meet the Habitants. There weren't enough women in Nouvelle France so the French government recruited women to go over and marry settlers. It's a scene of intense awkwardness, where these women know they are in a cattle call, but everyone is trying to keep it civil. My pal Michel is in the background playing vielle a roux, or hurdy-gurdy, a popular instrument in French culture at the time. It's a nice, somewhat obscure authenticating touch. It does credit to the production designers that they had Michel put a piece of leather over a modern metal part of his instrument.

I was talking with a French Canadian history professor a while back and asked him about his family history in Montreal. They had arrived in 1639. I was impressed, but he said that was a fairly normal pedigree for French Montrealers. A bunch of people immigrated in the mid 17th to early 18th century and then it tapered off. Of course the English took over in 1759. so that was that.
 

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I have only seen one episode, and that because a friend of mine is in it. It's an interesting vignette; the Filles du Roi meet the Habitants. There weren't enough women in Nouvelle France so the French government recruited women to go over and marry settlers. It's a scene of intense awkwardness, where these women know they are in a cattle call, but everyone is trying to keep it civil. My pal Michel is in the background playing vielle a roux, or hurdy-gurdy, a popular instrument in French culture at the time. It's a nice, somewhat obscure authenticating touch. It does credit to the production designers that they had Michel put a piece of leather over a modern metal part of his instrument.

I was talking with a French Canadian history professor a while back and asked him about his family history in Montreal. They had arrived in 1639. I was impressed, but he said that was a fairly normal pedigree for French Montrealers. A bunch of people immigrated in the mid 17th to early 18th century and then it tapered off. Of course the English took over in 1759. so that was that.
Thanks for adding that additional information. if you read my first post in regards to this show, my 8th great grandfather Guillaume Pelletier was on that first ship that sailed over. That was my main reason for wanting to watch it. I was a little disappointed that they started in the later years after he and the first group had already built the settlement that was shown. However it was a decent series to watch. If you read the first post I did a brief history of him. Art
 

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I watched it and enjoyed it very much, however, I felt like there were still too many loose ends for it to be the end. Do they plan on following up, or was this the end of the series?? I have not heard anything about it.
 

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On Dish, episode 2 was episode 1, and episode 1 was episode 2. Same with the rest of the episodes. I wonder how many people turned the series off as it didn't make sense unless you figured out the mistake.
Just a small observation, when they were in the woods, their rifles were either in hand or lying at their feet as it should be. Wouldn't expect them to ever check their pan, but I think that I might after lying it down on it's side. I don't remember seeing them reload a whole bunch. And maybe it's a bit weird, but I was sure curious what that woman's scar looked like.

Wouldn't want to be there. No toilet paper.
 

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