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European Explorers in and around New York State
The following words and definitions will help review important concepts and people we focused on during the explorers unit.
Terms in this set (13)
A person who explores and unfamiliar area.
a journey to some distant place
The path that must be followed to get to a place
A nation that joins another nation in some common effort
He mistakenly discovered islands(such as the Bahamas) located near the Americas in 1492 while searching for a faster route to India.
Giovanni da Verrazano
Italian sea captain who sailed for France looking for a Northwest Passage in 1524 and was the first European explorer to reach New York Harbor.
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence River and laid claim to the region for France
Samuel de Champlain
French explorer who established a settlement in Quebec(located in Canada) and also found and named a lake after himself in New York State(Lake Champlain).
An English explorer who explored for the Dutch. He claimed the Hudson River around present day New York and called it New Netherland.
New York Bay
A bay in southern NY at the mouth of the Hudson River, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean
St. Lawrence River
The river that connects Lake Superior with the Atlantic Ocean and is a major trade route for Canada
First permanent French settlement in North America, founded by Samuel de Champlain
Founded and named by French explorer, Samuel de Champlain. It is long narrow lake in northern New York forms part of the border with Vermont
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Native Americans of NY State
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