Traces of the past:  Qualities of Indigenous people


Note: Father François Du Perron was a French priest. At the time, many Europeans spoke about Indigenous Peoples using unflattering terms. This was not the case with Father Du Perron though, as this excerpt shows.


“They all have greater intellect in their business, speech, kind deeds, encounters, flexibility and subtlety than the most well-heeled bourgeois and merchants of France.”


Author: François Du Perron cited in LACOURSIÈRE J. J. PROVENCHER and D. VAUGEOIS. Canada-Québec Synthèse historique, Éd. Renouveau Pédagogique, Ottawa, 1978, p.22.