• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 6-27-00
  • Description
  • This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist. Jacques Marquette was born in Laon, France, in 1637. He became a Jesuit priest and went to New France (Canada) as a missionary at the age of twenty-three. He learned the language of the Illinois Indians and founded a mission at St. Ignace, Michilmackinac, Michigan. In May 1673 Marquette and Louis Jolliet, a French Canadian explorer set out to find the Mis... more
    This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist. Jacques Marquette was born in Laon, France, in 1637. He became a Jesuit priest and went to New France (Canada) as a missionary at the age of twenty-three. He learned the language of the Illinois Indians and founded a mission at St. Ignace, Michilmackinac, Michigan. In May 1673 Marquette and Louis Jolliet, a French Canadian explorer set out to find the Mississippi River, which the Indians had described. They were successful in finding it and traveled as far south as the mouth of the Arkansas River. French in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest; Differing Views of the Great Awakening. 16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
  • IHA00004.jpg