Samuel de Champlain

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Who was Samuel de Champlain?

  • Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer and cartographer (map-maker)
  • He died on Christmas in 1635
  • de Champlain founded New France and Quebec City June 1608
  • His goal was to establish a mixed French and Native American agriculture and fur-trade colony
  • Known as the father of Canada
  • Samuel discovered lake Champlain on the border of Vermont and New York
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