Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 50.395 W 091° 24.400
15T E 623730 N 5077495
Quick Description: Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers Marker W. of Couderay.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 7:39:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM228A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 78

Long Description:
These brothers-in-law during the winter of 1659-60 camped with the Ottawa Indians two miles upstream from this point on Lac Court Oreilles (meaning "Lake of the Short Ears" in French). Early French explorers called the Ottawa Indians "Court Oreilles". Radisson's journal reports that among the gifts they brought to the Indians were "2 ivory combs and 2 wooden ones," also some "red paint and 6 looking glasses of tin". The combs and paint were "to make themselves beautiful, the looking glasses to admire themselves". Radisson and Groseilliers were the first white men to discover and explore northwestern Wisconsin. When the French Governor General of Canada confiscated their rich cargo of furs because he claimed they did not have the proper credentials to trade with the Indians, Radisson and Groseilliers left the service of the French government. They went to England and were instrumental in the formation of the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada.
County: Sawyer

Location: Other

MarkerID: 97

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