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Essay Life in New France The St Lawerence was the largest river and most important river in New France There were three cities in New France Quebec Montreal and Trois Riveriers People depended on rivers and lakes for transportation In warm weather they traveled by canoe larger boats or on rafts with sails In wintertime they traveled by horse and sleigh on the frozen rivers The French brought their customs and culture to New France and it became the way of life All the land was owned by the king but was given to the seigneur to divide and give to the habitants The seigneur would build a large house for him but he had to supply the habitants with church and a mill so the habitants could grind grain into flour The habitants did not own the land but they were allowed to stay as long as they paid their dues The people of New France had to produce their own food The people of New France ate lots o meat from farm animals and also wild animals They also grew trees that bare fruit Most of their meals had milk or cheese Their favorite foods were pies tourtiere and the wild game pie In the early days in New France clothing was made from animal hides or from woven linen or hemp Linen and hump came from plants that grew in New France It was lined with leather or fur for warmth Later on the habitants started to raise sheep So the woman spun the wool to make clothes for them Wool was very warm They wore caps or bonnets on their heads The cap was made with wool
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