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Samuel de Champlain

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Rahul Mazumder

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Significance
Samuel de Champlain is significantly recognized for exploring Quebec and making a detailed map of the eastern part of Canada. Samuel de Champlain is the founder of Quebec. He bought early french settlers to Quebec and also aboriginal people. He helped with the fur trade by giving food and shelter and bringing people there to trade fur. He also became alliances with the military because so they don't stop the trade. Samuel de Champlain inspired young explorers to explore using the map he drew.
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain was born on August 13, 1574. At a young age he was taught to be a solider and a sailor, like his father, but he learned more fishing skills from his family. Samuel was not educated in literacy so he didn't know how to read a lot of words but he did know how to read some for his map-making. He also knew how to draw art in detail. Samuel also helped King Henry IV, by fighting on his side during a war. In 1598 Samuel's uncle invited him to one of his trips, and this was the first trip he had been on. This gave him a chance to experience to be the captain of a crew. Samuel and his uncle were going to Mexico . After that trip he became a famous explorer. His best discovery was Quebec. Samuel got married to Helene Boulle. He stayed in Quebec and made some alliances with the aboriginal, that stayed with him there. Soon Samuel returned to France and stayed there for 4 years and returned back to Quebec. Samuel de Champlain died on December 25, 1635.
Quebec
Samuel de Champlain
In 1609 Samuel de Champlain become alliances with the natives . He became alliances with the Algonquin, Montagnais and the Etchemin. These 3 tribes were in war with the Iroquois (another tribe). They requested Samuel to help in the war. Since Samuel s army was very strong he knew his tribe would win the war, so he helped in the war . The place were the war took place was Crown Point, New York, this was far so they needed to walk there . On Samuel ’s trip he brought 9 French solders and 300 natives with him. They had to go thru the Rivière des Iroquois,after crossing the river he was known as the first European to explore and also map it ,the river is now known as Lake Champlain. On the trip most of his solider s left to go back to Quebec because they got lost on the trip. So there are 2 French men and 60 natives. When they reached near Crown Point, New York the war began against Iroquois. Samuel was the leader of his army. The war lasted 1 year. With the guidance of Samuel de Champlain his army won the war. They returned back to Quebec.
Sorel

In 1608 Samuel de Champlain went on a search for the North West Passage. He saw land near by so he sailed there to rest for a day. When Samuel reached there, he built an hut. Samuel explored that land to see if any people lived there, no one lived there. Samuel traveled back to France to bring some people from France to the land and also some aboriginal people along. On the short tour of the land. The aboriginals repeatedly called the land ‘ kebec , so Samuel named the land Quebec. Samuel de Champlain is famous for this discovery.
This is a birth stone of Samuel de Champlain. It is placed on the spot that he was born.

Fur Trade
Samuel de Champlain herd of a Fur Trade in new France so he decided to leave Quebec and travel to new France for the Fur Trade. During the Fur Trade Samuel's ship carried fine pelts of fur. The aboriginal people were nice enough that they guarded there area were the trade happened because the military was looking around trying to stop the fur trade. So they needed to make alliances with there military so the trade will continue with no worries. King Henry IV noticed the fur trade going on so he also toke part in it, so his castle and his fortune will expand. They had nearly 100,000 beaver pelts traded in the trade. Samuel de Champlain found shelter and food for the traders. Samuel de Champlain was going to different tribes and traders and persuading them to trade there fur with them. As soon as the trade finished he immediately returned back to Quebec.
By: Rahul Mazumder
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