Au début de la colonie en Nouvelle-France, la jeune Amérindienne Shehaweh est enlevée par des guerriers Ouendats. Des Blancs viennent à son secours et la confient à Marguerite Bourgeoys qui... See full summary »
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1992  
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Earnest Constant Earnest Constant ...  Cheif 1 episode, 1992
Flint Eagle ...  Gahaton 1 episode, 1992
Marina Foïs 1 episode, 1992
Marina Orsini ...  Shehaweh 1 episode, 1992
Luc Picard ...  Elizabeth's Man 1 episode, 1992
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Au début de la colonie en Nouvelle-France, la jeune Amérindienne Shehaweh est enlevée par des guerriers Ouendats. Des Blancs viennent à son secours et la confient à Marguerite Bourgeoys qui la baptise et entreprend son éducation. Devenue jeune femme, elle est déportée en France par le marquis de Tracy et présentée à la cour de Louis XIV. Après avoir désobéi à sa protectrice, elle est enfermée à la Pitié-Salpêtrière. Quelques années plus tard, elle revient en Nouvelle-France en tant que fille du roy et se voit forcée de se marier. Après deux ans de mariage, elle quitte son mari et tente de convaincre Frontenac de lui permettre de retourner parmi les siens.

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-Prix Gémeaux 1993 -Meilleure réalisation série dramatique: Jean Beaudin. See more »

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A well made historical drama
9 April 2004 | by BigLaxFan94See all my reviews

After watching this series, I thought of it to be very well made and historically accurate. But I really don't know for sure if there ever was a "Shehaweh" in real life. I personally have never heard of a such a name that really existed in history. Perhaps the directors and producers of the series decided to portray this Shehaweh as another famous Native person who did exist back in those days. I don't know, its hard to say.

But anyways........ it was interesting to see how Shehaweh was played by Marina Orsini. She's of Italian background but she played the part of a Native character so well!! I was very impressed with her portrayal! :) However, I do think that Native roles should ONLY be played by Native actors and actresses themselves rather than having a white person play the role(s). The whole cast of the series was pretty much all French Canadian, including Marina herself who happens to be from Quebec. Come to think of it, I don't think there are ANY Native actors and actresses at all in the series! Hmmmmmm, I figure there would at least be several since this series deals with the first interaction between the French and the First Nations of the time.

But oh well, anyways........ all in all, it was good series and I don't think it got the recognition it deserved by Canadian TV critics. If I had to rate this series on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 6.


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