Chapter 1:
Native Americans
Chapter 2:
European Background
Chapter 3:
Discovery and Exploration
Chapter 4:
Conquest and Settlement
Chapter 5:
Iberian Elements
Chapter 6:
French Elements
Chapter 7:
African Elements
Chapter 8:
17th Century
Chapter 9:
18th Century
Chapter 10:
Revolutionary Era
Chapter 11:
Founding of the United States
Chapter 12:
Early 19th Century

French Elements in the Early Americas

  • St. Lawrence River and Quebec

  • Fur Trade

  • French and Indian Wars

  • Exploration of Canada, Great Lakes, and Mississippi River Valley

  • French Creoles of Louisiana





Wilhelm Lamprecht's "Père Marquette and the Indians," 1868


Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) was a Jesuit priest who founded Saulte Ste. Marie which was Michigan's first settlement. He and Louis Jolliet explored the northern portion of the Mississippi River.