TITLE

The Voyages of Jacques Cartier

AUTHOR(S)
Harmon, Daniel E.
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Early French Explorers of North America;2003, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the voyages of French seafarer Jacques Cartier to North America. Born in 1491, Cartier was from a well-to-do family. He sailed from France in April 1534, commanding 60 men in two frail wooden ships. Cartier did not find a route through New France that would lead to China. He investigated the great Gulf of Saint Lawrence, however, and met and traded with some of the coastal Indian tribes. In 1535 returned with three ships and more than 100 men. The French city of Montreal was not actually founded until a century after Cartier's explorations.
ACCESSION #
10685246

 

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