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Marquette, Jacques(Encyclopedia)Marquette, Jacques zhäk märkt´ [key], 1637–75, French missionary and explorer in North America, a Jesuit priest. He was sent to New France in 1666 and studied Native American languages under a ...
Repplier, Agnes(Encyclopedia)Repplier, Agnes rp´lr [key], 1858–1950, American essayist, b. Philadelphia. Her essays, esteemed for their scholarship and wit, are collected in several volumes, including Books and Men (1888),...
Jolliet, Louis(Encyclopedia)Jolliet or Joliet, Louis both: j´lt, jlt´, Fr. lw zhôly´ [key], 1645–1700, French explorer, joint discoverer with Jacques Marquette of the upper Mississippi River, b. Quebec ...
Quapaw(Encyclopedia)Quapaw kwô´pô [key], Native North Americans, also called the Arkansas, whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). The Quapaw w...
Marquette(Encyclopedia)Marquette, city (1990 pop. 21,977), seat of Marquette co., N Mich., Upper Peninsula, on Lake Superior; settled 1849, inc. as a city 1871. It is a shipping center for a lumber, farm, and resort region....
Sault Sainte Marie(Encyclopedia)Sault Sainte Marie, city (1990 pop. 14,689), seat of Chippewa co., N Mich., Upper Peninsula, a port of entry on the St. Marys River opposite Sault Ste Marie, Ont.; inc. as a city 1887. A variety of li...
Father Marquette National Memorial(Encyclopedia)Father Marquette National Memorial: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Marquette University(Encyclopedia)Marquette University at Milwaukee, Wis.; Jesuit; coeducational; chartered 1864, opened 1881. The school achieved university status in 1907. Among its graduate programs are those in business, engineeri...
Illinois(Encyclopedia)Illinois lnoi´, –noiz´ [key], confederation of Native North Americans, comprising the Cahokia, the Kaskaskia, the Michigamea, the Moingwena, the Peoria, and the Tamaroa tribes. They belong t...
Milwaukee(Encyclopedia)Milwaukee mlwk´ [key], city (1990 pop. 628,088), seat of Milwaukee co., SE Wis., at the point where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers enter Lake Michigan; inc. 1846. The largest...
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