The Champlain Tercentenary; Final Report of the New York Lake Champlain Tercentenary Commission

Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1913. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. xv, [1], 325, [3] pages. Decorative front cover. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Some tabular data. Appendix. Index. Front and rear boards weak and spine has become partially separated and all restrengthened with glue. Some pages creased. Henry Wayland Hill was a prominent Buffalo, New York attorney and civic leader who served as a state senator and as president of the Buffalo Historical Society. He had a lot of different college degrees. He was born on November 13, 1853, in Isle La Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont. He graduated A.B. from the University of Vermont in 1876. He was Principal of Swanton Academy from 1877 to 1879; and of the Academy and Union School at Chateaugay, New York from 1879 to 1883. In 1881, he received the degree of Master of Arts from Vermont University. He also studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1884, and practiced in Buffalo, New York. Hill was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1894; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Erie Co., 2nd D.) in 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899 and 1900. The University of Vermont conferred on him the degree of LL.D. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1901 to 1910, sitting in the 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th (all six 47th D.), 130th, 131st, 132nd and 133rd New York State Legislatures (all four 48th D.). He was President of the Buffalo Historical Society from 1910 until his death; and in 1923 edited Municipality of Buffalo, New York: A History, 1720–1923. Gives the evolution of the celebration project, legislation and organization, general features, military and naval. Explorer Samuel Champlain of the French Territories, in 1609, was the first white man to set foot on soil in what is now northeastern New York State. In 1909, that discovery was celebrated. Ten pages offer an historical perspective, the bulk of the book is about the celebration and the individuals central to the event. "Libretto of the Play of Hiawatha" follows; also Geology, historical episodes, travelers' remarks about Champlain Valley (New York State and Vermont). Samuel de Champlain (c. 13 August 1567 – 25 December 1635) was a French colonist, navigator, cartographer, draftsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He made between 21 and 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean, and founded Quebec, and New France, on 3 July 1608. An important figure in Canadian history, Champlain created the first accurate coastal map during his explorations, and founded various colonial settlements. Born into a family of sailors, Champlain began exploring North America in 1603, under the guidance of his uncle, François Gravé Du Pont. After 1603, Champlain's life and career consolidated into the path he would follow for the rest of his life. From 1604 to 1607, he participated in the exploration and creation of the first permanent European settlement north of Florida, Port Royal, Acadia (1605). In 1608, he established the French settlement that is now Quebec City. Champlain was the first European to describe the Great Lakes, and published maps of his journeys and accounts of what he learned from the natives and the French living among the Natives. He formed long time relationships with local Montagnais and Innu, and, later, with others farther west—tribes of the Ottawa River, Lake Nipissing, and Georgian Bay, and with Algonquin and Wendat. He agreed to provide assistance in the Beaver Wars against the Iroquois. He learned and mastered their languages. Late in the year of 1615, Champlain returned to the Wendat and stayed with them over the winter, which permitted him to make the first ethnographic observations of this important nation, the events of which form the bulk of his book Voyages et Decouvertes faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l’année 1615 published in 1619. In 1620, Louis XIII of France ordered Champlain to cease exploration, return to Quebec, and devote himself to the administration of the country. In every way but formal title, Samuel de Champlain served as Governor of New France, a title that may have been formally unavailable to him owing to his non-noble status. Champlain established trading companies that sent goods, primarily fur, to France, and oversaw the growth of New France in the St. Lawrence River valley until his death, in 1635. Many places, streets, and structures in northeastern North America today bear his name, most notably Lake Champlain. Condition: Fair / No dust jacket present.

Keywords: Samuel Champlain, Memorial, Rodin, "La France", Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, Crown Point, Rene Bazin, Niagara Falls, Bluff Point, Plattsburgh Barracks, Smith Weed, Fouquet House, Tercentenary Celebration, Edward Mott, George Perkins

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