AMBITIONS: EXPANSION OF NEW FRANCE
Iroquois attacks on Huron Indians begin; later spread through the Great Lakes region.
Montreal settlement founded.
Hurons wiped out by Iroquois; Jesuits abandon Huronia and retreat to Quebec.
New France reorganized as a Royal colony.
Saint Lusson claims entire Western Great Lakes watershed for France in ceremony at Sault Ste. Marie.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle explores Mississippi Valley, reaches Gulf of Mexico; claims region for France as “Louisiana.”
Cahokia and Kaskaskia settlements begun by fur traders, missionaries, and Indians.
Settlement at Biloxi begins colonization in Louisiana.
Great Treaty in Montreal ends Iroquois attacks on ...