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The Discoverers: A Grand Historical Pageant Picturing the Discovery and Founding of New France, Canada (1908)

Our picture opens in the Indian village of Stadacone, now the City of Quebec, in the year 1534. A lone Indian standing on the bank overlooking the river sees strange ships approaching. He ... See full summary »

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William V. Ranous
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Our picture opens in the Indian village of Stadacone, now the City of Quebec, in the year 1534. A lone Indian standing on the bank overlooking the river sees strange ships approaching. He sounds an alarm and the members of the tribe run from their tents excited and frightened. Leaving the women and children behind, the natives proceed to the river, where Jacques ('artier and his crew are rowing toward the shore. The strangers are cordially greeted, led to the camp, where the fear of the Indian is removed and the strangers are greeted and accorded a friendly welcome. The old chieftain delivers an address of friendliness: the sailors distribute presents. The next scene is in the gardens of Fontainebleau, where Francis the First receives Cartier and from him learns of the discovery of New France. The discoverer is presented to the King and Queen and complimented by them. In the year 1606, during the reign of King Henry the Fourth, Samuel DeChamplain receives a commission to set out and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 August 1908 (USA)  »

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