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Father Jacques Marquette (French: Père Jacques Marquette) (June 10, 1637May 18, 1675) and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to see and map the Mississippi River. June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Events January 5 - The Battle of Turckeim June 18 - Battle of Fehrbellin August 10 - King Charles II of England places the foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London - construction begins November 11 - Guru Gobind Singh becomes the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. ... Louis Jolliet, also known Louis Joliet (baptised September 21, 1645 – 1700), was a Canadian explorer born in Quebec who is important for his discoveries in North America. ... This article is about the continent. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


Father Marquette was born in Laon, France, and joined the Society of Jesus at age seventeen. After working and teaching in France for several years, he was dispatched to Quebec in 1666 to preach to the Native Americans, where he showed great proficiency in the local languages, especially Huron. Laon is a city and commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Aisne département. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... A Hupa man, 1923 The term Indigenous peoples of the Americas encompasses the inhabitants of the Americas before its European discovery in the late 15th century, as well as many present-day ethnic groups who identify themselves with those historical peoples. ... Wyandot is the Iroquoian language traditionally spoken by the people known variously as Wyandot, Wendat, or Huron. ...

Father Jacques Marquette
Father Jacques Marquette

In 1668 Father Marquette was redeployed by his superiors to missions farther up the St. Lawrence River in the western Great Lakes. He worked at Sault Ste. Marie and at the Mission of the Holy Spirit in La Pointe, on Lake Superior, near the present-day town of Ashland, Wisconsin. Here, he came into contact with members of the Illinois tribes, who told him of the existence of the Mississippi River and invited him to come teach further south. Due to wars between the Hurons at La Pointe and the neighboring Dakota people, however, Father Marquette had to relocate to the Straits of Mackinac, where he informed his superiors about the rumored river, and requested permission to explore it. Father Jacques Marquette Preaching Downloaded from here: http://www. ... Father Jacques Marquette Preaching Downloaded from here: http://www. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... Sault Sainte Marie is the name of two cities on the Saint Marys River, which forms part of the boundary between the United States and Canada. ... La Pointe is a town located in Ashland County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Lake Superior (known as Gichigami in an Ojibwe language), bounded by Ontario and Minnesota to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan in the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Ashland harbor, looking out towards Lake Superior Ashland is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located mostly in Ashland County, but extending into Bayfield County as well. ... The Illiniwek (also known as the Illini, Illinois, Illinois Confederacy, etc) were a group of sixNative American tribes in the upper Mississippi River valley of North America. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Huron redirects here. ... Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian photographed about 1899. ... The Straits of Mackinac, spanned by the Mackinac Bridge, seen from the southern shore The Mackinac Straits is the strip of water that connects two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and separates the Lower Peninsula of Michigan from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ...

A statue of Fr. Marquette at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
A statue of Fr. Marquette at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Leave was granted, and in 1673, Marquette was joined by Louis Joliet, a French Canadian explorer. They departed from St. Ignace on May 17, with two canoes and five other voyageurs of French-Indian ancestry. They followed Lake Michigan to the Bay of Green Bay and up the Fox River. From here, they portaged to the Wisconsin River, which they were told led to the river they sought. On June 17, they entered the Mississippi near Prairie du Chien, becoming the first Europeans to enter the river. A statue of Fr. ... A statue of Fr. ... Sign seen in Prairie du Chien, WI on entering from Iowa. ... Louis Joliet, also known Louis Jolliet (September 21, 1645–May 1700), was a Canadian explorer born in Quebec who is important for his discoveries in North America. ... St. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... The coureurs des bois (runners of the woods) or voyageurs (travellers) is the name given to the men who engaged in the fur trade directly with the Amerindians in North America from the time of New France up through the 19th century, when much of the continent was still mostly... Sunset on Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... A Tall ship sailing into the mouth of the Fox River The Bay of Green Bay is an arm of Lake Michigan. ... The Fox River is a river in Wisconsin in the United States. ... The Wisconsin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, in the state of Wisconsin in the United States. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... Sign seen in Prairie du Chien, WI on entering from Iowa. ...


The Joliet-Marquette expedition travelled to within 435 miles (700 km) of the Gulf of Mexico, but turned back at the mouth of the Arkansas River. By this point they had encountered a number of natives carrying European trinkets, and they feared an encounter with explorers or colonists from Spain. They followed the Mississippi back to the mouth of the Illinois River, which they learned from local natives was a shorter route back to the Great Lakes. They returned to Lake Michigan at the point of modern-day Chicago, Illinois. Marquette stopped at the mission of St. Francis Xavier in Green Bay in September, while Joliet returned to Quebec to relate the good news of their discoveries. A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... The headwaters of the Arkansas near Leadville, Colorado The Arkansas River is a major tributary of the Mississippi which flows east and southeast through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma territories and then into the state of Arkansas. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Marquette and his party returned to the Illinois Territory in late 1674, becoming the first Europeans to winter in what would become the city of Chicago. In the spring of 1675, the missionary again paddled westward, and celebrated a public Mass at the Grand Village of the Illinois near Starved Rock. A bout of dysentery picked up during the Mississippi expedition, however, had sapped his health. On the return trip to St. Ignace he died near the modern town of Ludington, Michigan, although the precise date and location are unknown. Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... The Grand Village of the Illinois is a historic site owned by the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Starved Rock State Park is an Illinois state park located in Utica, Illinois, in rural La Salle County, Illinois, about 75 miles (120 km) west-southwest of downtown Chicago. ... The Clock Tower Park. ...


Father Marquette is memorialized in several towns and rivers that bear his name (such as Marquette, Michigan), as well as the Father Marquette National Memorial near St. Ignace, Michigan. Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigans earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. ... St. ...


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Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Marquette University High School (or MUHS) is a private, Roman Catholic high school for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Pere Marquette State Park is an 8,050-acre (32 km²) protected area in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Grafton is a city in Jersey County, Illinois. ... The Marquette Building, completed in 1895, is a Chicago landmark that was built for the George A. Fuller Company. ... This article is about the largest city of Illinois. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan is a 27. ... Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Pere Marquette Hotel Pere Marquette Hotel, 501 Main, Peoria, Illinois, was built in 1927 and features 288 guest rooms. ... Location of Peoria Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Peoria County, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis Area    - City 46. ... Chesterfield is a city located in St. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  • The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents 1610 to 1791, including Marquette's journal
  • French Explorers

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Jacques Marquette - definition of Jacques Marquette in Encyclopedia (515 words)
Marquette stopped at the mission of St. Francis Xavier in Green Bay in September, while Joliet returned to Quebec to relate the good news of their discoveries.
Marquette returned to the Illinois River in 1674 to found a mission among the Illinois people on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Father Marquette is memorialized in several towns and rivers that bear his name (such as Marquette, Michigan), as well as the Father Marquette National Memorial near St.
MARQUETTE - LoveToKnow Article on MARQUETTE (674 words)
MARQUETTE, a city, a port of entry and the county seat of Marquette county, Michigan U.S.A., on the south shore of Lake Superior.
It is served by the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic, the Marquette and South-Eastern, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul, the Chicago and North-Western, and the Lake Superior and Ishpeming railways.
Marquette is the seat of the Northern State Normal School (established 1899) and of the state house of correction and branch prison (established 1885).
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