Born in colony of New France (present-day Canada) and
began exploring for the French
Crown in 1668-
Was chosen by Colonial
Governor Comte de Frontenac
to lead a westward expeditionIn 1673. **
Was a fur trader and also anexperienced and talentedmap maker.
*Jacques Marquette, "The MississippiVoyage of Jolliet and Marquette," AmericanJourneys. **Roger Biles, Illinois: A Historyof the Land and Its People (Dekalb:Northern Illinois University Press, 2005), 9.