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Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852)
Habitants by Cornelius Krieghoff (1852)

Habitants is the name used to referred to the French settlers who established a colony in the Haudenosaunee First Nations territory along the shores of the St. Lawrence waterway in what is the present-day Province of Quebec in Canada. The original 17th and 18th centuries terminology was used to broadly describe the common classes as a way to distinguish them from the middle classes and the French nobility. ImageMetadata File history File links Habitants-Cornelius_Krieghoff. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Habitants-Cornelius_Krieghoff. ... Cornelius Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 - March 8, 1872) is probably the most popular Canadian painter of the 19th century. ... The Haudenosaunee is the traditional leadership of the Iroquois Confederacy, comprised of the six Native American nations of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora. ... Carved mask in Vancouver First Nations is a term for ethnicity used in Canada that is meant to replace the use of the word Indian. It refers to the Indigenous peoples of North America located in what is now Canada, and their descendants, who are not Inuit or Métis. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... Categories: 1911 Britannica | Historical stubs | Feudalism ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... The nobility (la noblesse) in France in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period had specific legal and financial rights and prerogatives, including exemption from paying the taille (except for non-noble lands thay might possess in some regions of France), the right to hunt, the right to wear...

The inhabitants (French language: les habitants) of various places, their communities were largely agricultural until the beginning of the 19th Century when the trend towards urban living escalated rapidly as a result of industrialization. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A common misconception is that the logo for the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team (the letter "C" wrapped around an "H") symbolizes Les Habitants Canadiens, thus fans and sports commentators frequently refer to the team as the "The Habs or "Les Habitants" in French. A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... The Montréal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

External link

  • Government of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization - The Habitant in New France


  • Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal by Professor Louise DechĂȘne, McGill-Queen's University Press 1993 (ISBN 0773506586)
  • Crofters and Habitants: Settler Society, Economy, and Culture in a Quebec Township 1848-1881, by Professor John I. Little, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1991, (ISBN 0773508074)

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