1532 - Jacque Cartier sails up the St. Lawrence

      New France is founded by Champlain in 1603, who was probably the noblest type in an impressive series of French colonizers and explorers that ventured to the New World under the banner of the lilies. For more, click here

Jacques -cartier -indians

   Jacque Cartier was a European vanguard among the Indians of French Quebec in the 16th century.  


        But in resource and personal courage, his predecessor Cartier was matchless.  After thirty years of striving to establish territories for the king of France in the New World, Jacque Cartier died in a small fortress at Quebec.