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Claude Jean Allouez, 1622-1689

Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missioinaries

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"Missionary Labors of Fathers Marquette, Menard and Allouez in the Lake Superior Region" by Chrysostom Verwyst

"Father Claude Allouez, Missionary" by James Clark



Interesting Fact:

Father Allouez first came to Wisconsin in 1665 when he replaced Father Rene Menard as the head of the Ottawa mission on Lake Superior.

Study Questions:

  • Why were many of the early Wisconsin explorers French missionaries?
  • What success did Father Allouez have with converting the Native Americans to Christianity?
  • How long did Father Allouez do mission work with the Native Americans?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Father Claude Allouez:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 2:

    1823: The Monroe Doctrine, a policy opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere, is outlined by President James Monroe.
    1859: Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry.
    1970: The Environmental Protection Agency begins operation.

  • December 2

    December 2, 1669: Father Allouez arrived in Green Bay to lay the groundwork with the Indians for establishing future missions in the area.

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