Jean Nicolet steps ashore at Green Bay in 1634.

Journey of Jean Nicolet, 1634


Samuel de Champlain sent young interpreter Jean Nicolet west in 1634 to search for a rumored river that ran into the sea. This short account from the Jesuit Relations, as given in our American Journeys collection, is the only contemporary report of his trip.


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Creator: Vimont, Barthélemy, 1594-1667.
Pub Data: From: Kellogg, Louise P. ed. Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917): 11-16
Citation: Vimont, Barthélemy. "Journey of Jean Nicolet, 1634" in Kellogg, Louise P. ed. Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917); Online facsimile at:  http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-043/index.asp; Visited on: 10/22/2014
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