Feeding the Frontier - Food in Early Canada

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Introduction

Step back in time to life on the Canadian frontier. Using enthralling images, sound and text, this Learning Object Collection presents participants with a glimpse of how Canadian pioneers of the 1800s raised and grew crops, hunted and fished, preserved, cooked and served food from both wild and domestic sources. The stimulating activities found in this collection include images of artifacts (animal bones, munitions, serving dish fragments, cutlery and much more) recovered during archaeological digs at several early farming sites along Little Bonnechere River in Ontario's Ottawa Valley. Also included are excerpts from decades-old interviews with those who grew up on these farms, as well as images and descriptions of how foods were prepared and eaten at nearby shanty lumber camps and stopping places.


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