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On the St. Lawrence River at Riviere du Loup
Ships on the St. Lawrence River at Riviere du Loup

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Jacques Cartier Sailed Up the St. Lawrence River
June 9, 1534

Sailing with sixty-one men aboard his ship, Cartier ventured north up the St. Lawrence River to Prince Edward Island, where he made his first contact with members of the native Iroquois Nation. The first interactions were friendly. The tribe's chief, Donnacona, let two of his sons, Taignoagny and Domagaya, return to France with Cartier on the condition that they would return home.
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