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Portrait of Jacques Marquette
Portrait of Jacques Marquette
Resource Typeimage
TitlePortrait of Jacques Marquette
Coverage / Yearc. 1670
DescriptionThis well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist.
InterpretationJacques 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
Lesson Plans / ThemesFrench in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest; Differing Views of the Great Awakening
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems;
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Other ContributorsAlvord, Clarence Walworth, ed. The Centennial History of Illinois. Vol. 1. The Illinois Country. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920.
Subject / KeywordsDiscovery & exploration; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00004
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