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Nicolas Perrot ca. 1644-1717

Nicolas Perrot ca. 1644-1717

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted September, 2013

Nicolas Perrot ca. 1644-1717

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
The City of Sault Ste. Marie
Set into a granite boulder on the waterfront in Clergue Park
just to the west of the Art Gallery of Algoma
at the south end of East Street


Coordinates: N 46 30.353 W 84 19.903

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Plaque Text

Explorer, interpreter, fur trader and diplomat, French-born Perrot played an important role in the establishment and protection of New France's western frontier during the last four decades of the 17th century. In 1671 he was with Saint-Lusson at Sault Ste. Marie to take formal possession of the upper lakes region for France and he later established a French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley. He wielded considerable influence among the Indian nations of these regions and on a number of occasions was able to enlist their support in defence of New France against the Iroquois.

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