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1512. Ponce de Leon discovers Florida.
1516. Diego Miruelo visits Florida.
Pamphilo de Narvaez goes to Florida.
De Soto reaches Appalachee Bay. 1540. De Soto in Georgia.
De Soto reaches Mavilla on the Alabama. 1541. De Soto reaches Mississippi.
De Soto crosses Mississippi and rambles westward.
De Soto changes his course westward and southward. 1542. De Soto travels eastward toward Mississippi.
De Soto reaches Mississippi and dies. 1543. His followers attempt to reach Mexico by land, and fail.
They arrive on the coast of Mexico by water. 1544. De Biedma presents his account of De Soto's expedition to the King of Spain. 1562. Florida settled by French colonists. 1565. Pedro Melandez de Avilez establishes St. Augustine.
Avilez, by order of the King of Spain, exterminates the Huguenots of Florida.
Dominic de Gourges, a French catholic, avenges his countrymen. 1608. Quebec founded by S. Champlain. 1613. Montreal Island settled. 1616. Le Caron explores Upper Canada. 1630. Charles I. grants Carolana to Sir Robert Heath. 1634. First Mission founded on the eastern shore of Lake Huron.
Brebæuf, Lallemand and Daniel, Missionaries, arrive at Lake Huron. 1635. Missionaries visit the Sault Ste, Marie. 1636. St. Joseph, St. Louis and St. Ignatius missions established. 1640. Raymbault and Pigart follow to the West.
envoys first meet North West at the Sault Ste. Marie.
1647. Sieur de Longneville, with a small company, it is said, was at Fox River Rapids.
(doubtful.) 1654. Father Simon Le Moine discovered the Onondago Saline.
Fur traders from Montreal penetrate the Western Lakes. 1659. Two French traders passed the winter on the shores of Lake Superior. 1660. Rene Mesnard coasts the Southern shore of Lake Superior.
Mesnard establishes the missions of Ste. Theresa and Chegoimegon. 1661. Mesnard perished in the forest, of cold and hunger. 1663. Colonel Wood's alleged travels. 1665. Tracy made viceroy of New France.
Allouez founds first permanent station on Lake Superior. 1667. La Salle first arrives in Canada from France.
1668. Claude Dablon and Jacques Marquette plant mission of Ste Marie. 1670. N. Perrot is ordered West by the Intendant to propose a congress of Lake Indians.
Alleged travels of Captain Bolt. 1671. Grand council at the Sault Ste. Marie.
French take formal possession of the North West.
Marquctte establishes permanently the mission of St. Ignatius. 1672. Allouez and Dablon visited Green Bay and all the Western shore of Lake Michigan. 1673. Marquette and his companions leave Mackinac to seek the Mississippi.
Marquette and his companions cross from Fox river to Wisconsin.
1675. Marquette dies on the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
La Salle returns to France. 1676. La Salle again in Canada and rebuilds Fort Frontenac. 1677. La Salle visits France a second time.
1678. La Salle and Tonti sail for Canada.
La Salle and Tonti arrive at Quebec.
1679. La Salle loses his stores in Lako Ontario.
The Griffin sails up Lake Erie through the straits to Huron.
1680. La Salle and his party in Peoria Lake.
La Salle, under great depression of mind, builds and names Fort Crerecaur.
1681. La Salle and Tonti meet at Mackinac.
La Salle a third time goes westward.
La Salle goes from Chicago westward
1683. La Salle leaves Illinois for Quebec.
La Salle immediately sails for France, at Rochelle, in December. 1684. La Salle sails from France for mouth of Mississippi.
La Salle reaches St. Domingo.
1085. La Salle in the Gulf of Mexico.
La Salle sends party on shore to go eastward for mouth of Mississippi.
1686. La Salle returns to Matagorda Bay.
La Salle goes again to seek the Mississippi.
1687. La Salle leaves for Mississippi the third time.
La Salle sends men to look for stores.
1688. La Salle's former companions leave Fort St. Louis, for Quebec.
Thence they sail for France, and arrive at Rochelle, in October.
1689. War of the European alliance.
D'Iberville victorious on Hudson's Bay.
1690. D’Iberville invades English Colony of New York.
1693. Rev. Gravier, a Missionary at Kaskaskia, Illinois.
Kaskaskia founded by Gravier; date unknown.
1697. Treaty between France and England, and peace of Ryswick.
1698. D’Iberville appointed Governor of Louisiana.
Bienville appointed Intendant of Louisiana.
1699. D’Iberville at the Bay of Mobile.
D'Iberville enters the Mississippi.
1700. D’Iberville returns from France.
D'Iberville goes up the Mississippi to Natchez.
1701. De la Motte Cadillac founds Detroit.
D'Iberville founds a colony on Mobile river.
1702. Fort built on the Bay of Mobile.
Bienville Governor, pro tem.
1712. War between the French and their allies, and the Ottogamie and Mascoutens
1713. Treaty of Utrecht, leaving boundary between colonies unsettled.
1714. Fort Rosalie (Natchez) commenced.