Natural forces dominated the lives of the Amerindians as these same forces led the First Immigrants from Asia eastward. Sometime in the past—no one knows how long ago—people, Homo sapiens, journeyed from northeastern Asia to the northwest corner of the Western Hemisphere. Some may have come from present-day Siberia, some from the Pacific coastal areas stretching from Japan northward. Some may have reached present-day Alaska; others perhaps reached present-day British Columbia.
KeywordsNineteenth Century Social Change Demographic Change Western Hemisphere Canadian Government
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