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Explorers of Canada, Part XX: Pierre de La Verendrye __ "Ask who discovered the west? Which European first saw the Rockies? The answer can be and will often be La Vérendrye."  You will find a multi-page article about him and his accomplishments. - From suite101.com - http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/life_in_canada/89299 

Great Canadian Explorers: La Verendrye __ A good multi-page look at  La Verendrye and his accomplishments. - From Mount Allison University - http://www.mta.ca/faculty/arts/canadian_studies/english/about/multimedia/explorers/la_verendrye.html 

Great Canadian Lakes __ "The main figure in opening up the Lake of the Woods water route to Manitoba, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, was born in Canada in 1685, the son of the sieur de Varennes, governor of Trois Rivięres."  You can find the full story. - From greatcanadianlakes.com - http://www.greatcanadianlakes.com/ontario/lake_wood/history-home.html

La Verendrye: Biography __ A collection of biographies from a variety of online resources. - From answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/pierre-gaultier-de-varennes-et-de-la-v-rendrye

 

La Verendrye: Canadian Explorer __ A biography and accomplishments of La Verendrye for the younger student. - From enchantedlearning.com - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/l/laverendrye.shtml   

La Vérendrye History ___An excellent account of La Vérendrye's search for the 'Western Sea'. - Illustrated - From the La Vérendrye Trail Association - http://laverendryetrail.mb.ca/history.html

La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de __ "Early in life La Vérendrye had chosen a military career. He saw action during the American phase of the WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION and, in 1708, was wounded and taken prisoner in France."  An overview with maps. - From thecanadianencyclopedia.com - http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004412   

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye ___This article tells the story of "... an upright man... La Vérendrye was considerably more than a mere explorer. No less than six fur-trading stations attested to his efficiency as an organizer." - Text only - From the Catholic Encyclopedia - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09050b.htm

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye __ "Born in Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, he was part of the Ancien Régime whose family of aristocrats came from the Anjou area of France. At 22 years of age, he enlisted in the French Army, fought at Flanders and was seriously wounded. After recovering from his injuries and being released as a prisoner of war, he returned to Canada and married in 1712."  You will find an encyclopedia article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Gaultier_de_Varennes_et_de_la_V%C3%A9rendrye 

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye __ A brief overview of accomplishments. - From Marianopolis College - http://tinyurl.com/gw33m 

 

 

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