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Canada has a reputation for being a country of epic natural beauty. From the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and Alberta to the wild waterfalls of Ontario, there is no shortage of stunning nature hotspots across the country. 

But while tourists to Canada have heard plenty about Mounties and maple syrup, many people — including quite a few Canadians — don't know much about the rich, diverse history of the country's Indigenous people.

Canada is home to some of the earliest known sites of human habitation in North America, and the country has an abundance of important historic places where visitors can learn more about Indigenous heritage and culture. 

Since it's Canada Day this weekend, we're highlighting ten places across Canada where you can explore First Nations history.

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"Strangers in a New Land is a profound and challenging account of an intensely controversial subject, the first human occupation of the New World, written by an acknowledged master."

— Tom Dillehay, Vanderbilt University

Our book of the month for June is Strangers in a New Land: What Archaeology Reveals About the First Americans by J.M. Adovasio and David Pedler.

Strangers in a New Land tells the fascinating story of the first people to explore and settle in the Americas and details the academic discoveries that challenged the formerly accepted version of New World prehistory that people arrived in the Western Hemisphere around 13,000 years ago.

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