Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534)

Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534)

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Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534) Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who made three expeditions to the New World. He was searching for riches as well as a route to China, and his explorations were the basis of French claims to Canada. The first of these expeditions took place in 1534. During this expedition he explored what is today called the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was on this expedition that he encountered the Micmac people, and an excerpt of his account of that meeting is found below. Historians generally agree that he was one of the first Europeans to have extensive interactions with the native inhabitants of the area . The Cape of the said South land was called The Cape of Hope, through the hope that there we had to finde some passage. The fourth of July we went along the coast of the said land on the Northerly side to finde some harborough, where wee entred into a creeke altogether open toward the South, where there is no succour against the wind: we thought good to name it S. Martines Creeke. There we stayed from the fourth of July
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course MATH 201 taught by Professor Doolittle during the Spring '11 term at Hawaii.

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Journal extract by Jacques Cartier on meeting the Micmac Indians (1534)

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