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Jaenen, Cornelius J. "French colonial attitudes and the exploration of Jolliet and Marquette"


French Colonial Attitudes and the Exploration of Jolliet and Marquette. Missionaries in New France filled the roles of explorers, diplomats and negotiators with the Indian nations as well as religious proselytizers. Their reports, maps and scientific observations were invaluable to colonial administrators who by 1670 were eager to solve the mystery of the great river to the west. Combining the pursuit of economic exploitation with evangelization, Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) and Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) undertook the exploratory voyage, Jolliet with the aim of trade, and Marquette with a wish to reach the tribes to the west. (11 p.)

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Citation: Jaenen, Cornelius J. "French colonial attitudes and the exploration of Jolliet and Marquette" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 56 /Issue: 4 (1972-1973)

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