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The explorer Duluth describes the Upper Mississippi about 1680.

Memoir on the Sioux Country, 1678-1682


In 1678, Duluth came to the Great Lakes to explore the rich fur-bearing regions north and west of Lake Superior and treat with the Sioux and Ojibwe, ensuring that their furs would flow to the French at Lake Superior rather than to the English at Hudson Bay. In June of 1680 he rescued the Recollect priest Louis Hennepin before returning to the settlements on the St. Lawrence.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Arrival of the First Europeans
Creator: Duluth, Daniel Greysolon, sieur, 1636-1710
Pub Data: From: Kellogg, Louise P. (editor). Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917): 325-334.
Citation: Duluth, Daniel Greysolon, sieur. "Memoir on the Sioux Country, 1678-1682" in Kellogg, Louise Phelps (editor). Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917); Online facsimile at:  http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-054/; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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