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  1. Marquette, Jacques Marquette, Pere Jacques Marquette(noun)

    French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)

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  1. Jacques Marquette

    Father Jacques Marquette S.J., sometimes known as Père Marquette or James Marquette, was a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste. Marie, and later founded St. Ignace, Michigan. In 1673 Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to explore and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River.

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