Saint Pierre and Miquelon Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1536-today)[edit | edit source]

The Saint Pierre island group became a French possession in 1536. In the early 1700s, the islands were ceded to the British by the Treaty of Utrecht. The British renamed St Pierre to 'St Peter', and small numbers of British and American settlers began arriving. Under the terms of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, France ceded all its North American possessions, but Saint-Pierre and Miquelon were returned to France. Saint Pierre and Miquelon remain a self-governing territory of France under French control.[1]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Saint Piere and Miquelon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon#History, accessed 4 September 2019.