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Joliet, Louis(Encyclopedia)Joliet, Louis: see Jolliet, Louis.
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 ...
Anticosti(Encyclopedia)Anticosti ntks´t [key], low, flat island (1991 pop. 264), 135 mi (217 km) long and 10 to 30 mi (16–48 km) wide, E Que., Canada, at the head of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island was disco...
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 ...
Courcelle, Daniel Rémy, sieur de(Encyclopedia)Courcelle, Daniel Rémy, sieur de dänyl´ rm´ syör´ d koorsl´ [key], d.1698, governor of New France (1665–72). He arrived with the intendant Jean Talon, and together they inaugurate...
Portage(Encyclopedia)Portage 1, 2 pôr´tj; 3 pôr´tj [key]. 1 Town (1990 pop. 29,060), Porter co., NW Ind., a suburb of Gary, on Lake Michigan; inc. 1959. The town, which was once surrounded by great industries, man...
Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de Palluau et de(Encyclopedia)Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de Palluau et de frn´tnk, Fr. lw d büäd´ koNt d pälü´ d frôNtnäk´ [key], 1620–98, French governor of New France. His early military ca...
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...
Erie, Lake(Encyclopedia)Erie, Lake, 9,940 sq mi (25,745 sq km), 241 mi (388 km) long and from 30 to 57 mi (48–92 km) wide, bordered on the N by S Ont., Canada, on the E by W N.Y., on the S by NW Pa. and N Ohio, and on the ...
Louis the German(Encyclopedia)Louis the German, c.804–876, king of the East Franks (817–76). When his father, Emperor of the West Louis I, partitioned the empire in 817, Louis received Bavaria and adjacent territories. In the ...
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