from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Jolliet, Louis 1645-1700. French-Canadian explorer of the upper Mississippi Valley who with Jacques Marquette sighted the Mississippi River on June 17, 1673, and descended it to the mouth of the Arkansas River.

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  • n. French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)


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  • The second essential resource was Nicolas Jolliet, the co-director, editor, and composer of Inside the Haiti Earthquake.

    Amanda Lin Costa: Disaster: A Serious Game

  • Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, canoeing down the Mississippi in

    In the Monster's Maw

  • Jolliet, a trader, and five men, made some explorations of the river.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Jolliet was one of the best specimens of a trader and pioneer that Canadian history gives us.


  • Some critical historians do not altogether discredit the assumption that these two venturesome traders ascended the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, and even reached the Mississippi, twelve years before Jolliet and Marquette.


  • Three names stand out in bold letters on the records of western discovery: Jolliet, the enterprising trader, Marquette, the faithful missionary, and La Salle, the bold explorer.


  • In the summer of 1669 he accompanied two Sulpician priests, of Montreal, Dollier de Casson and Gallinée, on an expedition they made, under the authority of Governor Courcelles, to the extreme western end of Ontario, where he met Jolliet, apparently for the first time, and probably had many conversations {184} with him respecting the west and south, and their unknown rivers.


  • Jolliet, a Canadian by birth, was wisely chosen by Talon -- and Frontenac approved of the choice -- to explore the West and find the "great water," of which vague stories were constantly brought back by traders and bushrangers.


  • That he did good service for France all will admit, though his achievement in reaching the Mississippi was rendered relatively easy after the preliminary expedition of Jolliet and Marquette.


  • O, Jolliet, what splendid faery quel spectacle féérique dream



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