by Antoine Plamondon, one of Légaré's students): 'il va sans dire que,
derrière ce “dernier Huron,” se cache le “dernier Canadien,” que dans
la disparition de la Huronie Garneau lit la disparition possible de sa
propre nation' (it goes without saying that behind this 'last Huron'
hides the 'last Canadian,' that in the disappearance of the Huron people,
Garneau reads the disappearance of his own nation). 24 The key role of
the Amerindian in early French-Canadian literature, painting, culture,
and especially identity is the subject of the following chapter.