All the definitions from chapter 1

Term Definition
elite a group of people with wealth, power and status
confederation the creation of Canada as a country
absentee landlords land owners by prominent British families who lived elsewhere
anglophone English-speking
treaty a formal agreement between independent nations
industrial revolution the development of industry
ceded lands lands specified in treaty documents
pemmican buffalo meat mixed with fat and berries
industrial age when the industrial revolution spread from Britain to the rest of the western world
Francophone French-speaking