Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier, a french navigator, was born in 1491. He was born in the French sea port of Saint-Malo. He made his first documented voyage to the New World in 1534. Cartier landed on the Gaspe Peninsula and claimed it in France’s name. He was kind to the natives and made friends with them, in return they told him about the gold and riches the land had. When he went to return home Cartier brought home with him two native boys and maize. He made his second voyage in 1535 and returned the two native boys to the land, then he began to explore the Saint Lawrence river. He eventually reached and discoer Quebec.

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