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Louis Jolliet (September 21, 1645 – last seen May 1700) was a French-Canadian explorer. He was known for his discoveries in North America.[1] Jolliet and Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette, a Catholic priest and missionary, were the first non-Natives to explore and map the Mississippi River in 1673.

This journey would lead them to present-day Chicago River and discovered an area near a portage which would later be known as Chicago.

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  1. Tanya Larkin (2003). Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Explorers of the Mississippi. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-8239-3625-0. Retrieved 28 June 2013.