AMBITIONS: EXPANSION OF NEW FRANCE

1608

Quebec founded.

1641

Iroquois attacks on Huron Indians begin; later spread through the Great Lakes region.

1642

Montreal settlement founded.

1649

Hurons wiped out by Iroquois; Jesuits abandon Huronia and retreat to Quebec.

1663

New France reorganized as a Royal colony.

1671

Saint Lusson claims entire Western Great Lakes watershed for France in ceremony at Sault Ste. Marie.

1682

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle explores Mississippi Valley, reaches Gulf of Mexico; claims region for France as “Louisiana.”

1696

Cahokia and Kaskaskia settlements begun by fur traders, missionaries, and Indians.

1699

Settlement at Biloxi begins colonization in Louisiana.

1701

Great Treaty in Montreal ends Iroquois attacks on ...

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