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chapter 7 lesson 2

Where was New France located? present day canada
What were the two major settlements of New France? Quebec and Montreal
What were trading post? The place where the French and Native Americans met to trade goods.
What were some skills that the French traders learned from the Native Americans? how to build canoes from birch bark and how to make snowshoes
Who named the Mississippi River? Algonquian-speaking Indians
What does Mississippi River name mean? big water
Why were the leaders of New France eager to explore the Mississippi River? it would help the reach new lands
What french explorer decided to explore the Mississippi River? Jacques Marquette
Who was his partner in this adventure? Louis Jolliet
At what point did Marquette realize that he was not on the Northwest Passage? when he realized the river continued to flow slow
Who continued the exploration of Marquette and Jolliet? Robert La Salle
Where did this explore reach on his trip? Gulf of Mexico
What did he claim and for whom did he claim it? The entire Mississippi River valley for France
What is a tributary? stream or river that flows into a larger river
What did LaSalle call the new land he found and why? Louisiana for King Louis XIV of France
What city became our state capital in 1718? New Orleans
How did the location of New Orleans help it to grow? became a busy trading center
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