Category Archives: Explorer

Thomas Aubert

  Thomas Aubert Thomas Aubert, originating in Rouen, France was a sailor, navigator of Dieppe and one of the first French explorers of the New World. In 1508, probably in the company of Giovanni da Verrazano for the coast of … Continue reading

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Daniel Greysolon

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur d’Lhut (B) 1639, Saint-Germain-Laval, France a few miles northwest of Paris. (D) February 25, 1710, Montreal Quebec, Canada (NEW FRANCE) He was a French soldier and explorer who is the first European known to have visited the … Continue reading

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Louis Joliet

Louis Joliet 1645 Beaupré, a French settlement near Quebec City. When he was seven years old, his father died; his mother then married a successful merchant. Jolliet’s stepfather owned land on the Ile d’Orleans, an island in the Saint Lawrence … Continue reading

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The name “Québec”

The name “Québec”, which comes from the Algonquin word kébec meaning “where the river narrows”, originally referred to the area around Quebec City where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap. In 1627, Quebec had only eighty-five French … Continue reading

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Parfait-Louis Monteil

Parfait-Louis Monteil 1855, Paris, France Died 1925, age 70 Herblay, France He was a French colonial military officer and explorer who made an epic journey in West Africa between 1890 and 1892, traveling east from Senegal to Lake Chad, and … Continue reading

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The name “Canada”

The name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site … Continue reading

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  SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN 1570-1635 age 65 Born around 1570 in Brouage France, an important seaport and center of the salt industry near La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast of France, Samuel de Champlain served more than any other Frenchman … Continue reading

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The Iroquois Creation Story

The Iroquois Creation Story The history begins at the Creation, with the twin brothers Enigorio and Enigonhahetgea (the good spirit and evil spirit) and their creatures a supernatural spirit life at that time. A creation myth is a symbolic narrative … Continue reading

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The Impact of War

The Impact of War: Health, the Environment and Cultural Heritage in Conflict. The destructiveness of armed conflict has been a painful constant throughout human history. And despite efforts to limit its range and impact, the damage resulting from the war … Continue reading

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Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon (1475-1526) age 51 A Spanish conquistador and explorer who tried to start a colony in North America in 1526. He was the first European colonizer of what is now South Carolina. His attempt to settle the … Continue reading

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