Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
  • Born:
  • Died: December 25, 1635
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Navigator, Cartographer, Soldier, Explorer, Administrator Chronicler New France









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In this place were a number of savages who had come for traffic in furs, several of whom came to our vessels with their canoes, which are from eight to nine paces long, and about a pace or pace and a half broad in their middle, growing narrower toward the two ends. They are very apt to turn over, in case one does not understand managing them, and are made of birch bark, strengthened on the inside by little ribs of white cedar, very neatly arranged. They are so light that a man can easily carry one. … . When they want to go overland to a river where they have business, they carry them with them. From Chouacoet along the coast as far as the harbor of Tadoussac, they are all alike. Transportation
It is a most pernicious and mischievous thing thus to arm these infidels, who might on occasion use these weapons against us. Guns & Gun Control
Our young men will marry your daughters and we shall be one people. Minorities & Women
Sieur de Monts desired to attempt what had been given up in despair, and requested a commission for this purpose of his Majesty, being satisfied that the previous enterprises had failed because the undertakers of them had not received assistance … He proposed to his Majesty a means for covering these expenses, without drawing any thing from the royal revenues; viz., by granting to him the monopoly of the fur-trade in this land Foreign Trade
So many voyages and discoveries without result, and attended with so much hardship and expense, have caused us French in late years to attempt a permanent settlement in those lands which we call New France, in the hope of thus realizing more easily this object Development & Growth
The inclinations of men differ according to their varied dispositions; and each one in his calling has his particular end in view Miscellaneous
The inclinations of men differ according to their varied dispositions; and each one in his calling has his particular end in view. Some aim at gain, some at glory, some at the public weal. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us.
They might in the future more than ever before engage in hunting beavers. Future