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The misunderstood mission of Jean Nicolet : uncovering the story of the 1634 journey

Author: Patrick J Jung
Publisher: [Madison WI] : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While it is common knowledge that Jean Nicolet was the first European to visit Wisconsin in 1634, the general public is usually surprised to learn that this story is based upon a mere four pages of text. Due to this paucity of evidence, historians for the last 150 years have written often grossly inaccurate descriptions of Nicolet's westward voyage. Over the past few decades, many of these factual missteps and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jung, Patrick J., 1963- author.
Misunderstood mission of Jean Nicolet
Madison WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018013590
Named Person: Jean Nicollet; Samuel de Champlain; Samuel de Champlain; Jean Nicollet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Jung
ISBN: 9780870208799 0870208799
OCLC Number: 1029063906
Description: 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The search for the Northwest Passage, 1524-1602 --
Champlain, explorer of New France, 1603-1616 --
Champlain, Commander of New France, 1616-1634 --
Nicolet journeys westward, 1634 --
Nicolet, New France, and the Puans, after 1634.
Responsibility: Patrick J. Jung.

Abstract:

"While it is common knowledge that Jean Nicolet was the first European to visit Wisconsin in 1634, the general public is usually surprised to learn that this story is based upon a mere four pages of text. Due to this paucity of evidence, historians for the last 150 years have written often grossly inaccurate descriptions of Nicolet's westward voyage. Over the past few decades, many of these factual missteps and errors have been corrected, and thus, we now have a much clearer understanding of Nicolet and his mission to the Puans (also known as the Ho-Chunk Indians). Nevertheless, much misinformation remains uncorrected. This book synthesizes the most recent research about Nicolet and his superior, Samuel de Champlain, because understanding Champlain's career is crucial to an accurate interpretation of Nicolet's journey. Recent archaeological research also reveals significant details about the Puan Indians whom Nicolet visited, and the search for the Northwest Passage provides a framework that places Nicolet's story within a transnational context."--Provided by publisher.
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A New Perspective On Early Wisconsin History

by jmgallen (WorldCat user published 2019-04-14) Excellent Permalink

 

To the extent that Jean Nicolet is remembered it is as the discoverer of Green Bay.    In “The...
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