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From: "mary smith" <>
Subject: Re: [MONTREAL] Surname " Landry".
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 00:39:30 +0000
What? Are you kidding! Many french canadians that had native roots denied it
stongly! They did not want to be associated with native ancestry. It is
wrong to portray it as the english didn't like the natives but the french
did. The Oka crisis was between french and native people not english. The
only reason many frenchmen married native women when they first came over is
because there were no white women to marry and many left their native wives
once french women came over!
Also, when they married it was the french clergy that insisted the husband's
name be taken to wipe out any trace of the native side of the marriage and
the kids were baptized Catholic with french Catholic names even though they
were half native. The church would NOT baptize the child under ANY Indian
name so the children all had french names. That is why it's so hard to trace
>From: "Gary Boivin" <>
>Subject: Re: [MONTREAL] Surname " Landry".
>Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 19:13:42 -0700
Historically the French do not discriminate for race so they would not have
>done as the Anglophones and segregated them outside the community. The
>French and the Natives did intermarry but it wasn't considered a scandalous
>item like inter-racial marriages among the Anglophones. It was rarely
>recorded as a Native non-Native marriage. They did not keep a separate
>registry for non-French. Everyone was included in the same public records.
>Some of these marriages are hard to trace because many Native children were
>adopted by French families and took on the name of their adoptive
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