This Vision book for adolescents tells the thrilling story of one of America's greatest missionaries who came down from Canada with explorer Louis Joliet to explore the mighty Mississippi River. Of the few who had dared explore this vast waterway, none had lived to return and report where it emptied. If he could travel to the mouth of the ""great river"", Fr. Marquette hoped to gain new lands for France and new souls for Jesus Christ. Rapids, floods, Indian superstitions, tribal warfare, these are only a few of the obstacles Father Marquette encountered along the way. Illustrated.
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