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Related Web Sites:
Marquette-Jolliet Historical Marker

Exploration Map


Read More About It

"Marquette and Jolliet: Voyagers on the Mississippi" by Ronald Syme

"The Story of Marquette and Jolliet" by R. Conrad Stein

"Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet" by Jeff Donaldson-Forbes


Vocabulary:

impressions


Interesting Fact:

Jolliet was a leading explorer of his day. In 1694, he explored the coast of Labrador and visited with the Eskimos.


Study Questions:

  • What was the purpose of Marquette and Jolliet's visit to the Mascoutin?
  • Who were the Mascoutin Indians?
  • What were Marquette's and Jolliet's impressions of the Mascoutin?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Marquette and Jolliet:

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


    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 7:

    1892: Homer Plessy was arrested after he refused to move from a seat reserved for whites on a train in New Orleans. The ensuing court case led to a U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision "separate but equal."



  • June 7

    June 7, 1673: Marquette and Jolliet visited the Mascoutin Indian tribe that lived on the upper Fox River.


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