European explorers

  • Jan 1, 982

    The vikings

    a viking named Eric the Red was found guilty for murdering his neighbours. He became banned from iceland. Then he and soe of his friends set sailed west to make a settlement in Greenland.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Vikings

    The vikings/Norsemen Lived in Scandinavia. They lived in settlements by the egdes of the fiords*. *the small houses by the coastline.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    The vikings

    In the year 1000 Eric the Reds son Leif the Lucky (Leif Erickson) has sailed west from Greenland. He has spoted 2 peices of land maybe Baffin Island and labrador. Then he landed south in Newfoundland. There he found wild grapes and named the land Vinland
  • Jan 1, 1008

    The vikings

    In 1008 Torfinn Karlsefni and about 160 other people set sail to vinland to establish a settlement. They didn't say for long but while they did Thorfinn and his wife (Gudrid) had a son and they named him Snorri. People thought that Snorri was the very first European born in Noth America.
  • Jan 1, 1451

    Christopher Columbus

    Columbus was born in Genoa Italy on 1451. He was a highly educated map creater and mariner. He also belived that the earth was round and that if someone was to sail they could reach the Far East by sailing west.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    "Columbus sailed in the ocean blue..." is a common rhyme sung by school children
  • Feb 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    After about one month sailing at sea Columbus finally saw land. And that land he saw turned out to be the Bahamas. Then he sert sailed southeast of Florida.
  • Feb 1, 1492

    Christopher Cloumbus

    He had arrived at a place called San Salvador and clamied the land for King snd Queen of Spain. But the land had people living on it (Taino people) who were part of the Arawak nation. So he belived that he had reached the East Indies and named the people Indians.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot

    In the year 1497 John Cabot became captin of a 40 meter ship called the mattew.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot

    In 1497 Cabot sighted land it could have been Cape Brenton Island. But later he had found out that it wasn't China. So then he claimed the land for King Henry VII of England.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot

    Then Cabot traviled farther south and found water that was filled with swimming Cod fish and then named the land Newfoundland.
  • Jan 1, 1498

    John Cabot

    Later Cabot set sail again with 5 more ships to search for the Far East. He had sailed along Bafin island, Labourdour and Newfoundland to search for eastern civillization but the weather made his journey hard.
  • Jan 1, 1499

    John Cabot

    In the year 1499 John Cabot was lost. But some people say a storm sank 4 of his 5 ships. Other say that he returned to England and died there.
  • Jan 1, 1506

    Christopher Columbus

    In 1506 is when Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jaques Cartier

    in the year 1534 Cartier sailed with 2 ships (61 men) then he met the Mi'kamq and the Iroquios.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jaques Cartier

    Jaques Cartier came to North America to search for gold, spices dimonds and the most important a passage way to the Far East.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jaques Cartier

    In 1534 Cartier went back to France with cheif Dononca's 2 sons (but he didn't know that the land had belonged to the First Nations
  • Jan 1, 1535

    Jaques Cartier

    Jaques Cartier came back with 3 ships and 110 men too. The natives led him to the St. Lawrence ans Stadacon* and told him that there was a lot of gold, silver, copper and spices. *(Montreal)
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Jaques Cartier

    Jaques Cartier returned to Canada and he settled in Quebec. His crew had difficulties controling and they caused trouble with the natives. And what he thought was gold was really ross and worthless substance.
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Jaques Cartier

    Later back in France the King sent Jean-francois se la Roque de Robervat to estabailsh a france colony. Then Jean met Cartier in Newfoundland but Cartier wanted to go back to France but Jean wanted Cartier to stay in Cananda.
  • Jan 1, 1557

    Jaques Cartier

    In the year 1557 Jaques Cartier died in France.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    In 1603 the king gave Aymar de Chaste a monopoly over a fur trade in Canada. And so he said that the captin for the Mattew would be Samuel de Champlain.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    The king had appointed Sieur de Monys with a monopoly over the fur trade in Canada and then had challenged him to establish a settlement. And he was reaquired to bring in 60 new settlers to Canada every year for 10 years.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    First De Monts and Champlain tried to establish a settlement in Acadia on St. Croix Island. Then they decided to move on to Port Royal where they finally established a successful french settlement in Canada.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Then later the 2 men established another French settlement at Stadacona. And this was to be a permanent fur trading post.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Then in 1615 Champlain made it as far as the Great Lakes.On his trip he had lost his astrolabe. Then over 200 years later it was found near Pembroke Ontario from a framer who was ploughing his land.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    In 1635 Champlain died in Quebec.