Champlain had to make good on his promises so, he set out with the Algonquin, Huron and Montagnais Indian tribes to battle the Iroquois, the firing of the French arquebuses un-nerved the Iroquois, and the battle was soon over. Once this was behind him, he set out to lay the groundwork for another settlement, La Place Royale – Montreal. Champlain wanted to experience the unknown lands of these Indian tribes, so building a friendship with these people was important, so far so good. Does anyone know the way to San José?
Painting by Paul Kane, “Native American encampment on Lake Huron”, 1845
Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall, Ontario, 1869 Frances Anne Hopkins