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Collection Reference Number GLC09517
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title Compilation of 16 engravings taken from : Nouveaux Voyages de Mr. Le Baron de Lahontan, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale
Date 17 February 1813
Author Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description The plates depict American Indians in various scenes. In upper left a small map of Canada's East cost and a profile view of Quebec.
Subjects American Indian History  
People Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  
Place written Paris, Freres l'Honore
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; The Presidency; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Lahontan spent twenty years in Canada fighting the Iroquois and traveling about, and exploring along the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. Forced into exile for his unsympathetic accounts of the civil and ecclesiastical administration of Canada, Lahonton is today best remembered not for the value of the accounts of his explorations, but for his inserting an account of a pretended trip west of the Mississippi which he undoubtedly could not have made. Streeter notes that "Lahontan's work is devoted almost entirely to the description of Indian life in Canada, and is one of the best early works on the subjects." Graff 2365. Howes L25. (Streeter 107).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859