Westernmost outpost of the Illinois district in Upper Louisiana, it is intended to keep a watchful eye on both the Spanish in Santa Fe and French fur traders in the area.
Under continuing pressure from British colonists, many Delaware drift west once more, crossing the Alleghenies into western Pennsylvania.
Respected by surrounding Algonquian tribes, the Wyandots are now regarded by the Six Nations as their viceroys in Ohio.
Their influence greatly exceeds their numbers.1738 - The Wyandot chief Orontony, called Nicholas, has become estranged from the Ottawa and the French.
With his followers he leaves Detroit to establish a new village at Lower Sandusky (present Fremont, Ohio).
With his followers he leaves Detroit to establish a new village at Lower Sandusky (present Fremont, Ohio).1744 - August 8; Fort de la Trinite, popularly called Fort de Cavagnial, is established by the French on the west bank of the Missouri River near the principal Kansa village, just north of the present Fort Leavenworth.
Already at war with other Iroquoian tribes, the Wyandots begin to move west.1541 - May 8; Soto reaches the Mississippi River, having marched overland from the Floridas.
Capital of the confederacy is the town of Ossossane on Nottawasaga Bay.
A Shawnee colony called the Savannah is in South Carolina, where they form a buffer between the Cherokee and the Catawba.1652-c.1665 - The Wyandots and Ottawa move inland from Green Bay to the Mississippi River, then drift north to Chequamegon on Lake Superior in Sioux country, where they resume fur trade with the French.1653-1656 - The Erie lose a protracted war with the Iroquois. Ignace to find the great river described by the Illinois Indians.
They reach the Mississippi on June 17, and the mouth of the Arkansas a month later, where they turn back after learning there are Spanish in the area of the present New Orleans.1680 - August 21; Pueblo Indians take possession of Santa Fe after driving out the Spanish.
Many flee to islands in Georgian Bay; some seek refuge with the Ottawa, Petun, or French, while others become adopted captives of the Iroquois. Father Charles Garnier and Father Noel Chabanel, missionaries to the Petun at St.
Jean, are tortured to death by the Iroquois, bringing the number of Jesuit martyrs to five.