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09/06/1534 Explorer Jacques Cartier sails into mouth of St Lawrence river

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Jacques Cartier - Mini Biography

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The Life of Jacques Cartier-Mini Biography

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The Explorations of Jacques Cartier 1534 1542 1

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Jacques Cartier - European Explorer - Educational Social Studies Video - Elementary Students & Kids

Cartier was trying to find the Northwest Passage from the Arctic to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, he described and mapped the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Saint Lawrence River. He also invented the name Canada after Iroquois settlements he saw. In his second voyage, Cartier reached Iroquoian capital Stadacona near present Québec City.
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