We always speak of Canada as a new country. In one sense, of course, this is true. The settlement of Europeans on Canadian soil dates back only three hundred years. Civilization in Canada is but a thing of yesterday, and its written history, when placed beside the long millenniums of the recorded annals of European and Eastern peoples, seems but a little span.  But there is another sense in which the Dominion of Canada, or at least part of it, is perhaps the oldest country in the world.  Stephen Leacock looks at Canadian history from the perspective of its first inhabitants.

The Spanish relaciones account many surprising similarity between Aztec religious practice and organization and the European Christian tradition.  The account that follow looks at  Aztec practice related to allegorical "eating the God", a chapter in The Golden Bough.

Tecumseh was a leader of the Shawnee tribe. He became a folk hero remembered by many Canadians for his defense of their country in the war of 1812, which both Britain and the United States claimed victory in.  An account of his life from Canadian Chronicles, authored by Ethel T. Rayamon.

The truly unique event - Cortes comes face to face with Montezuma - is recorded by the Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo.  This first contact is true pivot point in human history, recorded in the book The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Written by Himself containing the True Account of the Discovery and Conquest of Mexico and New Spain.