Anthropologist by training, historian by method and Amerindianist by choice, Roland Viau defines himself as a hybrid researcher who explores ethnology, history and archaeology. Atypical author of a number of essays, he will talk about his latest book Gens du fleuve, gens de l’île. Hochelaga en Laurentie iroquoienne au XVIe siècle — an ethnohistorical investigation on the meeting of two worlds marked by the mysterious disappearance of the Aboriginals who inhabited the Hochelaga archipelago and the St. Lawrence valley, between the stays of Cartier-Roberval and the arrival of Champlain. In French
Presented by the Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier in collaboration with the Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Verdun and the Bibliothèques de Verdun.
Photo : Roland Viau, “Gens du fleuve, gens de l’île”.