Treaties in Historical Context

Discussion

  1. In what ways have the physical representation of treaties changed over time?
  2. In what ways has the purpose of treaties varied by time and place?
  3. How might we periodize the history of treaty-making in pre-Confederation Canada?
  4. How has the interpretation of treaties varied? What underpins differences in the treaty relationship?
  5. Does the written text of a treaty present a complete understanding of a treaty agreement? Why or why not?
  6. What influence did the Royal Proclamation have in bringing about changes in European treaty-making in the lower Great Lakes?