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River of time

DateDescription
-5000
During its regression, the glacier still covers much of Eeyou Istchee.
-3500
Final disappearance of the glacial ice in the northeastern part of Eeyou Istchee.
-3500
First human occupation of the Eastmain-1 area.
-1000
An increase in the number of sites begins.
-1000
Period of almost exclusive use of Mistassini quartzite from the Colline Blanche (Waapushukamikw) begins.
0
By the time of the birth of Christ, the Eastmain-1 area had been occupied for about 3,500 years.
1000
Crees and their neighbours intensify their social networks across the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula and eyond.
1000
Mistassini quartzite is only one of several types of stone being used.
1665
The Iroquois raid well into Eeyou Istchee.
1670+
Crees begin to participate in the fur trade, both with the French to the southeast and the English on the coast of James Bay.
1818
The beginning of the canoe brigades between Rupert House and the inland posts.
1920+
Elders associated with the Eastmain-1 area are born.
1975
Signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
2002
Signing of the “Paix des Braves.”
2005-2006
Filling of the Eastmain-1 reservoir.