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"Marquette was a French missionary and Joliet a fur trader and explorer. Together they set out to find the direction and origin of the Mississippi River, ultimately exploring most of the distance between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico! Historicalinformation and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why the French wanted to explore North America, the fur trade, meetings with local peoples such as the Illinois and Mascouten, relations between France and Spain in the Americas, and what became of the two men after their journey."--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: French, History
Series Title: Travel With the Great Explorers
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Cynthia O'Brien
Street Date: August 25, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1290
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