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Marquette and Joliet as part of their exploration of the unknown territories between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, sailed down the Mississippi discovering Indian tribes and new lands along the way including Arkansas and Iowa. They stayed only briefly. However, other French explorers followed. As a result Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

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When was Iowa discovered by Marquette and Joliet?

the day your mom died !

What spot marks where Joliet and Marquette first reached Iowa?

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Who sent Marquette and Joliet on their journey?

Marquette and Joliet were sent on their journey by the French government, specifically by the governor of New France, which was the French colony in North America. They were tasked with exploring the Mississippi River to find a potential river route to the Pacific Ocean.

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Marquette and Joliet were from France I think. They then moved to Canada and lived in Quebec... Marquette or Joliet (forgot which one) was a priest or something like that. Joliet or Marquette was an explorer. They meet each other and then became traders. They traded glass beads for fur from the Indians. That is pretty much all I know about them.

What did marquette explore for?

Marquette explored for a governer and he went with Louis Joliet.

Who were Marquette and Joliet?

they were famous explorers

How did Joliet feel about Marquette?

Joliet thought Marquette lacked tact and cleanliness. In the canoe, he often sat as far away from Marquette, as possible. He had hopes that one day a mall would be named after him, because Joiet felt he had way more fashion sense than Marquette. Low and behold, there is a Louis Joliet Mall in Joliet, Illinois, today!!

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