Father Marquette - Father Marquette By Rhett Proctor Biography Jacques Marquette was born in Laon France At the age of 17 the Society of Jesus o a

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Father Marquette By: Rhett Proctor
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Biography June 10, 1637: Jacques Marquette was born in Laon, France At the age of 17 the Society of Jesus o a religious order of men called Jesuits , who follow the teachings of the Catholic Church In 1666, the Jesuits assigned him to Quebec as a missionary to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. In 1668, Père Marquette was redeployed by his superiors to missions farther up the St. Lawrence River in the western Great Lakes region. o Here he encountered members of the Illinois tribes, who told him about the important route of the Mississippi River.
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Biography (Con't) Father Marquette left the mission, due to the wars between the Hurons and the Lakota people, and went to the Straits of Mackinac o where he informed his superiors about the rumored river and requested permission to explore it In 1673, Marquette joined by French-Canadian explorer, Louis Jolliet, departed from St. Ignace. o They followed Lake Michigan to Green Bay and up the Fox River. From there they went to the
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  • Spring '08
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  • World History, Jesuits, Mississippi River, Lake Michigan, Jacques Marquette, Father Marquette

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