Category Archives: expeditions

Coureurs

Coureurs (courir) french verb to run (de) of (bois) woods or Coureurs de Bois- Runner of the Woods was an independent entrepreneurial French-Canadian trader who traveled in New France and the interior of North America, usually to trade with the … Continue reading

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French West Africa / Afrique occidentale française, (AOF) (PART 3)

French West Africa / Afrique occidentale française, (AOF) (PART 3) At the beginning of Napoleon III’s reign, the presence of France in Senegal was limited to a trading post on the island of Goree, a narrow strip on the coast, … Continue reading

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Jean Cousin

Jean Cousin, also Jehan Cousin, was a 15th-century French Normand navigator who was said to have discovered the New World in 1488, four years before Christopher Columbus when he landed in Brazil around the mouth of the Amazon. Cousin’s travel … Continue reading

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The History of Chinese in the Americas Part (3) Canada

The History of Chinese in the Americas Part (3) Canada The Chinese reached North America during the time of the Spanish colonial rule over the Philippines (1565–1815), where they had established themselves as fishermen, sailors, and merchants on Spanish galleons … Continue reading

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