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Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de Compilation of 16 engravings taken from : Nouveaux Voyages de Mr. Le Baron de Lahontan, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09517 Author/Creator: Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de Place Written: Paris, Freres l'Honore Type: Print Date: 1703 Pagination: 1 p. ; 52.4 x 55.9 cm.

Summary of Content: The plates depict American Indians in various scenes. In upper left a small map of Canada's East cost and a profile view of Quebec.

Background Information: Lahontan spent twenty years in Canada fighting the Iroquois and traveling about, and exploring along the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. Forced into exile for his unsympathetic accounts of the civil ...and ecclesiastical administration of Canada,
Lahonton is today best remembered not for the value of the accounts of his explorations, but for his inserting an account of a pretended trip west of the Mississippi which he undoubtedly could not have made.
Streeter notes that "Lahontan's work is devoted almost entirely to the description of Indian life in Canada, and is one of the best early works on the subjects." Graff 2365. Howes L25. (Streeter 107).
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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian History

Sub Era: The Thirteen Colonies

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