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