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Jacques Cartier: Exploring the St. Lawrence River Belongs to series: In The Footsteps of Explorers

Author: N/A

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Item #: J143

Pages: 32

Level: Grade 4, Grade 5

Class: Paperback

Price: $11.95

In 1534, Jacques Cartier departed from St. Malo, France, on a mission to discover the Northwest Passage. While he did not find this elusive sea route, Cartiers expeditions set up a new era for French colonization in the New World, particularly in the region along the St. Lawrence River. This exciting new book covers Cartiers three voyages, including his attempts to build colonies, and his interactions with the Native peoples who lived in the regions he explored. Topics include
the mapping of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River
the discovery of the Gaspe Peninsula
interactions with the Hochelaga and Stadacona peoples
treachery against their Native guides
Cartiers quest to find the legendary kingdom of Saguenay
life at sea and a ships design