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The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey

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By Patrick J. Jung

For years, schoolchildren heard the story of Jean Nicolet's arrival in Wisconsin. But 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 piced together a story that is not only more plausible but much 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. 

By Patrick J. Jung

For years, schoolchildren heard the story of Jean Nicolet's arrival in Wisconsin. But 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 piced together a story that is not only more plausible but much 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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Publication Year2018
Page Count240
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-879-9

Publication Year2018
Page Count240
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size6 x 9 inches
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