Definition of Jolliet
1. Noun. French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700).
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Literary usage of Jolliet
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1. Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley: With the Original by John Gilmary Shea (1853)
"It would be doubly interesting to give a full account of Jolliet, ... Jolliet was thus connected with the Jesuits, and apparently was an assistant in the1 ..."
2. Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699 by Louise Phelps Kellogg (1917)
"After finding this mine 1 Louis Jolliet was Canadian born, baptized at Quebec in September, 1645. He had been a student at the Jesuit college until ..."
3. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1878)
"M. l'abbé Tail- han ne se rappelait pas cette puissante coterie quand il arguait du silence de Cavelier de la Salle pour couronner Jolliet (2). ..."
4. Historical Readings: An Introduction to the Study of American History by Helen Blanche Bennett, Joseph A. Haniphy (1920)
"... CATHERWOOD Jolliet had come of different though not less worthy stock [than Marquette]. He was Canadian born, the son of a wagon-maker in Quebec; ..."
5. History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent by George Bancroft (1888)
"The long-expected discovery of the Mississippi was at hand, to be accomplished by James Marquette and by Louis Jolliet. The enterprise was favored by Talon, ..."
6. The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal (1872)
"Jolliet . BY .BENJAMIN SULTE. HE exact date of the'death of this ... 136), says in relation thereto, that Jolliet " died some years prior to the year 1737. ..."
7. Explorers and Travellers by Adolphus Washington Greely (1893)
"That aught is obtainable concerning the details of his life is due to the investigations Signature of Jolliet (Old Spelling). of Shea, which later were ..."