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The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-87020-880-5 | Cloth: 978-0-87020-879-9
Library of Congress Classification F1030.15
Dewey Decimal Classification 910.92
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
For years, schoolchildren heard the story of Jean Nicolet’s arrival in Wisconsin. But the popularized image of the hapless explorer landing with billowing robe and guns blazing, supposedly believing himself to have found a passage to China, is based on scant evidence—a false narrative perpetuated by fanciful artists’ renditions and repetition.
In more recent decades, historians have pieced together a story that is not only more likely but more complicated and interesting. Patrick Jung synthesizes the research about Nicolet and his superior Samuel de Champlain, whose diplomatic goals in the region are crucial to understanding this much misunderstood journey across the Great Lakes. Additionally, historical details about Franco-Indian relations and the search for the Northwest Passage provide a framework for understanding Nicolet’s famed mission.
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