Sam Champlain

Based on the films we watched in class, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, what were Champlain’s original intentions and how did they change? Why do you suppose he would be reluctant to have the Church get a piece of New France?

Please forgive the use of the term “Indian”. These are old films and we have evolved since then.

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33 thoughts on “Sam Champlain

  1. Sam Champlain’s original intentions in New France were to be an observer and a geographer. As he spent time in New France, Sam Champlain became involved in the fur trade with the aboriginals and made an alliance between them and the King of France. From the fur trade, Sam Champlain started to map and explore the Sagane River and eventually all the way to modern day Montreal. From there he was stopped by the Chine Rapids and could not go any further. Champlain thought that past the rapids was a passage to China and India. Basically Champlain went from being an observer and geographer to working in the fur trade, and then finally to an explorer.Sam Champlain most likely was reluctant to have the church get a piece of New France because he did not think it was needed. For Champlain the situation in New France was going pretty well for him. He had the fur trade going and they were on good terms with the aboriginals. He probably knew he had a good thing going for the French and that introducing religion would be a bad factor to their relationship with the aboriginals and would have a negative effect on the fur trade and the aboriginal people.

  2. When Champlain left France, his original intentions were to find a passage through Canada to China and India. Although this was always in the back of his mind he had now shifted his focus to the profitable fur trade. By forming an alliance with the Algonquins his trading capabilites increased greatly. The Algonquins needed Champlain to help them fight their enemies, the Iroquois. Champlain went along with this even though he was opposed to the fighting because he needed them for trading.Champlain likely did not want the church to come to New France because with everthing going so well with the fur trade, all they would do would make relations between the Algonquin and the French go bad, and ruin the fur trade.

  3. Samuel Champlain's original intentions were to find the a shortcut through Canada to the Orient. Like many before him, he believed that if he travelled westward he would eventually sail directly to China. After countless failed through Canada expeditions, he finally realized the bounty of the land he had already found. He soon befriended the Aboriginals and began to harvest and develop the land. He later began trading goods for furs, unintentionally beginning the fur trade.Samuel Champlain was more likely reluctant to have the church get a piece of New France because he felt it would ruin the system of the country. The fur trade had been incredibly successful, and he believed that the church would only bring harm his relationship with the Aboriginals.

  4. Champlain’s original intentions were to search for a gateway to the riches of the Orient. Each year he would have to return to France for supplies and cross the Atlantic Ocean, which was a hard and violent journey. Samuel de Champlain created allies with the Aborignal people and the king of France. He needed them so he could continue his exploration and expand the fur trade. For years he travelled and searched for the Orient. He explored down the St. Lawrence River and eventually made his way to present day Montreal. He was stopped by the Chine Rapids and could not go further. In 1608, Champlain saw the great possibilities in the land. With the cooperation with the native people he could build on the new continent. He decided to create a colony because of the fertile soil, opportunities to fish and the great land at Quebec. Champlain intentions changed and he wanted his settlement to thrive, to continue the fur trade.He would be reluctant to have the Church get a piece of New France because he did not want the Aboriginals to be converted to Christianity and introduced to European culture. Everything was going well with the fur trade so he didn’t want anything to impact it. He may have felt that the Church had enough power and influence in Europe and did not need power in New France.

  5. Sam Champlain's original intentions of his voyage were to find the passage to the Orient in order to obtain some of the materials they offered to trade. Once his location of the route to the Orient had failed he realized what an opportunity he had in what today we call Montreal with the fur trade. He formed an alliance with the First Nations people that lived there. They needed him for an miliatry alliance as he needed them to show him the ropes.I don't think that Sam wanted the church to get a piece of new France because for one he was doing quite well on his own with the fur-trade and was reluctant to share his profit. Secondly He didnt want the church to jeopardize the alliance he had created with the First Nations people.

  6. Samuel de Champlain's original intentions when traveling to the new world were to seek a passage that would lead him to the Orient. He searched for years for a quick and easy passageway to the Asia, but could only get as far as La Chine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River. While in the New World, Champlain quickly made an alliance with the Algonquins. He became distracted from his original goal to find a route to Asia and instead decided to expand the fur trade. The demand for furs in Europe was growing and Champlain capitalized on that demand. Along with the fur trade, Champlain began to colonize the New World.Samuel de Champlain was likely reluctant to let the Church interfere with the goings on in the New World because he was afraid that its influence would drastically change his alliance with the aboriginals. He probably believed that the Church would ultimately have a poor impact on the fur trade.

  7. Samuel de Champlain was originally an observer and geographer and the intention of his voyage was to sail West until a route was found to Asia. He plotted much of the Quebec area along the St. Lawrence River while he was a cartographer. However, after his first voyage he set up permanent habitation in Quebec, and became involved in the fur trade. He no longer invested in finding a route to the Orient. Although, the settlement at Quebec was not quite self – sufficient and he was forced to return to France frequently for supplies. His alliance with the Algonquin people aided his efforts in New France such as the fur trade, and colonization. Samuel de Champlain was reluctant to give a piece of New France to the Church because in doing so he could upset the culture that had aided him. The Native people had been good to him, and he had relied so heavily on their aid in the winter time that if he had insulted them all of that help would have been gone. In bringing the Church into New France he could upset the Native people, and could lose everything that he had tried to build, including the fur trade – which was the colony's only source of income from France.

  8. Along with many other European explorers, Champlain originally set out determined to find a passage from Europe to the Orient in search of wealth, glory, and spices. His original goal had been unsuccessful and instead he ended up travelling the St. Lawrence and present day Montreal. He discovered a land full of promise and unlike previous explorers, Champlain was determined to establish a good relationship with the Aboriginal settlers of the land. He recognized that it would be extremely beneficial to have the help from the Algonquins in learn essential survival skills and establish fur trading. In return he helped them fight the Iroquois. He was reluctant to share New France with the Church because he had a successful fur trading business and strong relationship with the Algonquins. He recognized that the Church would not be as accepting of Aboriginal culture and spiritual beliefs; and would most likely disrupt the peace he had worked hard to create. They would try to get to convert them to Christianity and would create more business competition for Champlain as they would also want to take advantage of the fur trade industry.

  9. Samuel de Champlain is notably one of the most important explorers who ever set foot in Canada. In the beginning, however, Champlain did not go to the "New World" to explore, rather, he went merely as an observer and geographer. Champlain, at this time, was the king's envoy and he was only sent out to observe the trading going on. Champlain then went on to making an alliance between France and the "Indians" and this alliance was accepted with a feast. This alliance grew until it got to the point where Champlain would fight for "his" tribe. After this point, Champlain begins the exploration of the Sagane River and he begins to map out different parts of the Quebec area. Champlain's exploring eventually got him to what we now call Montreal, and he later found himself caught in the Lachine Rapids, which formed a barrier, preventing him from going on. This, Champlain presumed, was the gateway to the Orient. Champlain eventually did cross this barrier only to find that the other side was only just another inland lake. This shows how Champlain ended up accomplishing more than what he first intended to do. Instead of just observing and plotting the land, Champlain ended up creating an alliance with the Aboriginals and he also attempted discovering the passage to India and China. Champlain, throughout his travels, also created a settlement in Quebec, the first one for the French.Champlain was reluctant to get the Church involved in New France because he was aware that the "Indians" had their own religion and their own way of life. After befriending them, Champlain saw their way of life and getting the church involved from France would create a somewhat more "European" culture rather than keeping the original culture of the tribes of Canada. Champlain's vision was working with these Indians to create a settlement in the land that, he saw, was far greater than that of the French in both fertility and resources.

  10. Originally, Samuel de Champlain came to Canada looking for a route to get the the Orient. Despite his main goal being finding a way through, Samuel allied himself with the Natives in order to further graph the topography of the land and to trade furs with. While traveling further and further inland, Samuel found a dead end in the form of a large fresh water lake. With no way to continue on, Samuel changed his intentions from traveling through Canada to colonizing Canada. Through forming an alliance between the Natives and France, Champlain began the first colony within Canada at Quebec.Champlain was reluctant to have the Church come and have a piece of New France due to the fact that he had set up a fur trading society based on an alliance with the Native Americans. He helped the Native Americans fight, and the Native Americans helped him travel and trade. Bringing in the Church would mean that the Church will try to convert the Native Americans, thus ruining the balance between the Natives and Champlain.

  11. Heads up! My account kinda dissapeared or something so I had to change some things. Hope that hasn't caused a problem.Samuel de Champlain's original intentions were to find another route to the Orient and gain trust with the Native peoples in order to complete his journey to the Pacific Ocean. He traveled down the St. Lawrence River trading with multiple native tribes and helping them in battles in order find away past Quebec were he and his men settled. Unfortunatly, they lost many lives through their first winter, but Champlain stayed determined to find the Pacfic until he only found more land. At this point he decided to head back to Quebec and prosper in a life of living off the land in peace with Native Peoples.I suppose that Chaplain was reluctant to yet the Church have a peice of New France because they would ruin his resources and relationships. The priests push the Native People to abandon their own beleif which would cause tension between the French and the Natives. The priets would also to contribute very much to the well-being of the colony having little to no labour skills; only consuming food and producing words. I also think that it would have been possible for the Native Peoples to have told Champlain about past experiences with the church.

  12. Samuel de Champlain originally set out looking for a way to Asia and the riches that went along with it. When the Lachine Rapids initially blocked his progress west, he got sidetracked and realized how prosperous the fur trade could be in New France. Samuel de Champlain was clearly after making money rather than exploration. After, surviving the harsh "6 month winter," he tried establishing a more central fur trade in Quebec. At first it seemed plausible until the British raided and laid siege to Quebec. When the Jesuit priests arrived Champlain was content because they were rich and the fact that the Church of France had come to New France proved his expedition was a success. However, he was reluctant because they had so much wealth and religious power that the fur trade would now be offset by their presence. I don’t think Champlain was worried about a new religion being introduced to the aboriginals, as JM said, but was rather more worried about maintaining control of the ever so prosperous fur trade. The Church was wealthier, more powerful and could easily overrule Samuel de Champlain’s business between the French and the Algonquin.

  13. France wanted to find a route. This original route was to get to Asia. Their intentions of this was so that they would be able to get spices and other riches. So France sent out an explorer by the name of Samuel de Champlain. So Champlain set out across the Atlantic Ocean thinking that they could get straight to Asia going a way that no one had explored fully. Little did Champlain know, he had reached what is now known as North America. When he arrived here, he met with First Nations people and began to trade with them. Thing went so well that he began to colonize in this new land. He had also discovered the abundance of cod fish in this area. His intentions had changed from finding the route to Asia, to trading with the First Nations people. More specifically, fur trade.Champlain decided he did not want the Church to come to New France because he was afraid his alliance with the First Nations might be disturbed. The fur trade was going extremely well and decided that he did not want anything that could have a negative effect on it to interfere with what great situation they had.

  14. Samuel de Champlain originally set out with the intent of finding a passage through to India and China. He initially landed at the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and eventually ended "where the river narrows", or, Quebec. Through his journey he encountered the Montagnais and Innu. Champlain developed a relationship with the peoples, whom he and France created an alliance with. The Aboriginals eventually aided Samuel in his exploration down the St. Lawrence and the establishment and expansion of a trading company that allowed for furs to be sent to France. With a developing habitation and fur trading business in Quebec, Samuel de Champlain continued to explore the Quebec area, eventually reaching the Chine Rapids, which stopped his progress. Later he would reach Lake Huron, which was originally mistaken for the Pacific Ocean. This was a turning point for Champlain, and at this point he chose to forget about the passage to China and decided to pursue the business he had in Quebec. He went from originally seeking passage to China, to establishing a new society. Samuel de Champlain hoped that Quebec would become the fur trade center of Canada, and encouraged other Frenchmen to join him in Canada. With the men came the Jesuit missionaries, and Champlain was reluctant to give them land. I believe this was most likely because he was worried they would impose their religion on the Aboriginals, and ruin both his relationship with them and his fur trading business. This would render his hard work useless, and even if France could rid the Quebec area of Aboriginals and set up a purely Roman-Catholic society, the fur trading business would likely fail, and the French would have no help to expand their society.

  15. Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and cartographer, set out on a voyage to the new world in 1603. His initial intentions were good, to find a route through Canada to the Orient. After several attempts to complete this goal, Champlain discovered there was plenty of money to be made trading furs with the Aboriginals. He made alliances with the Algonquin and the Montagnais, as well as the King of France. In exchange for furs, Champlain helped the Algonquin and Montagnais defeat the Iroquois. This agreement ultimately began the fur trade. During his expedition, Champlain altered his goal from being exploratory to being economic.After beginning the fur trade with the Aboriginals in New France, Samuel de Champlain was reluctant to have the Church get a piece of the land. Champlain thought that the Church would attempt to convert the Aboriginals to Christianity, introducing them to European culture. Champlain could not fathom losing the profit he made trading furs. He risked losing the prosperous fur trade if the Church ever made a European impression on Aboriginal culture.

  16. Samuel Champlain was originally trying to find a path to the Orient in order to become rich from trading goods. He was unsuccessful in finding this, but he did find other people to trade with. First Nations people were living where he discovered, the St. Lawrence River. He became allies with the Aboriginal people in order to continue the fur trade, and to explore and discover the new land. This alliance worked because the Aboriginals also wanted something from him, military support.He decided to colonize the new land in 1608 because he felt there were great possibilities. He was able to create a colony with the guidance of the First Nations showing him how to survive the harsh climate.He was against the church getting a piece of New France because he was happy with the way things were going. The fur trade was going well, and he had a strong alliance with the First Nations. He did not want the church to ruin this so he wanted to keep them out.

  17. Samuel de Champlain's initial intentions were to find an inland route to the Pacific, and the Orient beyond. He spent several years exploring every summer, trying to find his way to the great sea that his first nations allies had told him was to the west (this "sea" was actually the great lakes). Eventually, after 12 years of trying he reached the Great Lakes in 1615. Much to his chagrin he found that there was fresh water rather than salt water there, meaning that it was simply a vast lake rather than an ocean. After this failure he changed his goal to further developing the colony of Quebec as well as to make more money off of the lucrative fur trade.He was reluctant to allow the Jesuits to come and begin converting First Nations people because he did not want to ruin a good thing. He had a long standing military and economic alliance with the Huron and he was worried that converting them to Christianity would jeopardize that alliance. That is because introducing the Hurons to European culture and giving them more insight into how Champlain's fur trade with them worked could lead them to see how one-sided the agreement was.

  18. Champlain’s original intentions were to discover a route to the riches of the Orient. Champlain believed that if he continued towards the west that he would eventually find the vast land of China. Each year he would return to France for supplies and cross the Atlantic Ocean, which was a hard and violent journey. He searched for years for a quick and easy passageway to the Asia, but could only get as far as La Chine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River. While he plotted much of the Quebec area, Samuel become involved in fur trading with the Algonquin people. He then continued on and reached a dead end of a large lake. His motif to explore and chart quickly changed, and he began focusing on colonizing Canada.

Champlain was reluctant to have the Church get a piece of New France because he did not want to take away the belief's and culture of the Aboriginals. The fur trade was an important aspect of their alliance, and Champlain did not want to ruin it. Without the Native Americans by his side, he would struggle with trade and travel. The Native Americans and Champlain relied on each other and ruining the balance would be detrimental.

  19. Samuel Champlain’s original purpose was to find and open up a cross cut to the eastern countries through North America. However, he changed his goal. After he found Québec, he started to live in North America and had some trade with the original people. He made maps, too. I think probably because of the weary of the journey, toil and danger, he stopped his steps to go to the east. In addition, I think his action was effected by the thought of colonialism. I think Samuel Champlain did not want to build a church on North America was because that a church represents the power of religion and emperor, which would bring the culture and thought from Europe and might make the local people upset. He was doing quiet well trading fur with the original people, and he also needed their help in winter.

  20. Originally, Samuel de Champlain hat set out on a journey to discover a route to Asia. He believes that he could find the way through the North West passage to Asia. Finding a route to Asia set into motion the discovery of the Americas. Samuel de Champlain journeyed through the St. Lawrence River, in what is now known as Quebec, until he reached the Lachine Rapids. After multiple attempts he realized the rapids could not be cross and turned his interests to the prosperous land that is now known as the Americas. He built strong connections with certain Aboriginal communities. He created this alliance in order to build the fur trade and fund his further exploration. Around 1680 Champlain realized the true potential of the land and turned his interests away from finding a passage to Asia. It is interesting to see how his paths completely changed over a short time span. He now wanted to build a colony in this new land because of its rich potential. The aboriginal people were very key in the success of his new colony. He was weary about Christian ministers coming to the new colony to teach the “savages” the “power of god.” The main reason he was concerned was because he didn’t want the focus of the Aboriginals to change from collecting furs for him to god.

  21. When Samuel de Champlain first charted a course to the East, his intention was to find a quicker and safer route to China where there were already some well-established trade relations. However when he arrived in New France (now Quebec), the skill of the natives at capturing and skinning animals for their fur astonished him. His business sense told him that he could sell these furs for a high price and that the natives would be grateful for some of the Europeans' more advanced weapons and tools. After he figured out that he would not be very successful in finding the supposed passage to the Pacific Ocean, Samuel de Champlain decided to try to establish some better relations with the natives, who were a little bit annoyed and afraid of this white guy who talks funny and makes a lot of noise to scare off prey. So Sam de Champlain established a base where he could trade with the Natives and let some of his people stay awhile and learn the strange language and ways of the people that they met, which would help not only to increase communication but to make the Natives more comfortable with the Europeans and learn to trust them. Once this relationship was in place, Samuel do Champlain noticed how much influence the Church was having over the Natives. Having been there before the church, Champlain saw that the natives had their own religion and customs. Once the Church insisted on sending some representatives over on a later voyage, Champlain also saw that the natives resisted the Church's attempts to push Christianity on them, and didn't like the "Blackrobes" very much. He figured that if he let the Church stay and get their piece of this new land, the Natives would shun all white people as a group and all of Champlain's hard work would be undermined.

  22. Samuel Champlain's initial intentions were to find a route to the Orient, which he believed would supply him with many resources. Instead he was frustrated and disappointed to discover that he could only make it as far as La Chine rapids. Instead Champlain soon realized that he could find riches somewhere else. This place (New France) or what we now know as Quebec was home to the Algonquin people. Champlain quickly began trading his resources from France, in return of different furs. This was the start of the fur trade. Champlain was reluctant to share his newly discovered piece of land with the church because he was worried that they would attempt to convert the Aboriginals to Christianity, therefore taking away all of their previous beliefs and morals. At this time the fur trade was also becoming very successful, and he feared that he would have to share the profit as well.

  23. Samuel Champlain's original intentions were finding a route to Aisa(India and China), but after multiple failures, he realized that instead of striving to find the route, building a colony in Quebec would be more profitable and reasonable, then he started to ally with indian for more rapid fur trade.Champlain was reluctant to have a cherch get a peice of New France because he did not want that the christiantiy took over aboriginals, and he believed that the christiantiy could destory naitives' cultures, and eventually it would make the local people upset.

  24. Samuel de Champlain's original goal was to seek a passage to the riches of the Orient. Champlain believed that if he continued to sail west, he would reach the North West passage, which would lead him to China. He spent many years in hopes of finding the North West passage; however each attempt ended in failure. Champlain never found the passage way to the Orient. However, in 1608, on one of his voyages, he established and named Quebec City. He became involved with the fur trade and with the Algonquin Aboriginals. Samuel de Champlain was very reluctant to have the church get involved with New France. Champlain didn’t want to ruin the alliances that formed with the Aboriginals, since the fur trade had now become profitable. Samuel de Champlain also didn’t want the Aboriginals to be converted to Christianity and lose their own individuality and beliefs.

  25. In 1603, Samuel De Champlain left Europe with the intention of exploring land in North America that was granted to him by the King of France. Champlain sailed all the way down the St. Lawrence to the point where the Saguenay and the St. Lawrence Rivers meet, and then he and a few men proceeded down the river in a smaller boat to the rapids of St. Louis (just above Montreal) which also happened to be the extent of Jacques Cartier in 1535. A short time after arriving in North America, Champlain soon noticed the potential in the fur trade and in the fertile land and he became distracted from his original goal of exploration. Champlain soon became heavily invested in the fur trade and created alliances with the Huron, Algonquin and Montagnais people. Champlain obviously had success with this trade and was then able to found Quebec City in 1608. Champlain was most likely reluctant to allow the church into New France because he was afraid it would damage relationships with the Aboriginals. Champlain knew that the Aboriginals would not accept christianity and he did not want anything to damage his success with the fur trade, in which the Aboriginals were a necessity. If I were Champlain I would have believed that forcing religion down the Aboriginals throats would probably do more damage than good.

  26. Champlain’s initial intention in coming to the New World was to find a passage that would lead him to the Orient. His exploration took him down the St. Lawrence River and eventually to what we now know as Montreal. Champlain formed an alliance with the Algonquians and saw this alliance as an opportunity to learn more about the land as well as to help with the trade and further exploration of the New World. Champlain’s initial goal of finding a passage way to the Orient was halted as the demand for fur increased in Europe and he saw this as the perfect opportunity for expansion. At this point, he also began to colonize the land and his main focus was now to establish a new society and settlement. He saw Quebec as a place full off opportunity for economic expansion and began to encourage more Frenchmen to join him in the New World and continue the expansion of the fur trade. Samuel de Champlain was reluctant when the church became interested in New France as he saw them as a threat to the economic success of the fur trade. He was not willing to take this risk as he thought they would attempt to convert the Aboriginals, therefore putting a strain on the European’s relationship with them and potentially disturbing the fur trade’s success. Ultimately, Champlain was fearful of the church’s possible impact on the fur trade and that the church would jeopardize the alliance he was trying to preserve with the Aboriginals.

  27. Along with many other explorers of his day and age, Samuel de Champlain originally set out to find a passage to the Orient and its bountiful supply of riches. However as we all know today, the land that he actually found was Canada. After seeing with his own eyes the amazing possibilities that Canada held, he then set up permanent habitation in Quebec City. With this connection now made, he was able to begin developing his portion of the fur trade and other economic activities.In addition to this, Samuel de Champlain also created a great alliance and bond with the Algonquin people. With their help and knowledge of the land, Samuel de Champlain was able to delve into the prospects of exploring more of this new land. Since Champlain's approach to colonization and the development of alliances with the native peoples was gentler and less forceful, the Algonquin people and the new Frenchmen that were arriving in Canada formed a strong alliance that stood both parties in good stead.However once the church caught wind of the fact the these new found Aboriginal peoples lived very differently than the way that many Europeans did, they began to bounce around the idea of traveling over to Canada and fixing the so called "problem" with the way the Aboriginals were living. Champlain saw the church as a threat to what he have worked hard to create and develop and was worried that if the church did indeed come to Canada, they would be he downfall of his work. Also, he believed that the Church's presence would strain the relationship between the French and the Aboriginals and that the progress that he had made with the fur trade and other economic outlets would crumble and may even be lost.With this connection now made, he was able to begin developing his portion of the fur trade and other economic activities.In addtion to this, Samuel de Champlain also created a great alliance and bond with the Algonquin people. With their help and knowledge of the land, Samuel de Champlain was able to delve into the prospects of exploring more of this new land. Since Champlain's approach to colonization and the development of allliances with the native peoples was gentler and less forcefull, the Algonquin people and the new Frenchmen that were arriving in Canada formed a strong alliance that stood both parties in good stead.However once the church caught wind of the fact the these new found Aboriginal peoples lived very differently than the way that many Europeans did, they began to bounce around the idea of travleing over to Canada and fixing the so called "problem" with the way the the Aboriginals were living. Champlain saw the chruch as a threat to what he have worked hard to create and develop and was worried that if the church did indeed come to Canada, they would be he downfall of his work. Also, he believed that the Church's presence would strain the relationship between the French and the Aboriginals and that the progress that he had made with the fur trade and other economic outlets would crumble and may even be lost.

  28. Samuel De Champlain’s original intentions in New France/The New World were to use it to find a passage to China. The Orient was filled with riches, and the Europeans desperately wanted to find a gateway to it. He searched for “a great western sea where the waters never freeze.” All Champlain first intentions changed because of disappointment; he never found the passage to the Orient he was looking for. His original intentions morphed into ones to do with New France, he realized with some work the land could bare a lot. He saw New France as a place with many possibilities. With the help on the Natives he thought he could create a “racially mixed empire”. He restored the settlement Jacques Cartier left behind and set towards his new goal for Québec: to make it the main fur trading center in North America. He also wanted to expand New France into the rest of North America. Life was very hard in the New World so nothing that he strived for he achieved. During his time in Québec at times less the 60 people were settled there. Champlain was reluctant to have the Jesuits come to NA because he thought that they would interfere with what he was striving to achieve. They also reported back to the King and he wanted to make New France into was he envisioned it as, not like the King did. Liz

  29. Samuel Champlain’s original intentions was to find a shortcut through Canada to the Orient. Many explores failed to find this route, but Champlain was determined to find it. Many believed that if he travelled westward that he would sail directly to China. His journey took him down the St. Lawrence River, and in today society known as Montreal. He formed an alliance with the Algonquians tribe, because he thought he could learn more about this land, and that trade opportunities would open up. Samuel de Champlain was reluctant to allow the church to have a piece of New France, because he felt like it would ruin the fur trade and the system of the country. He thought the church would bring harm to the successful fur trade. Champlain was also not willing to but the Algonquian tribe at risk. Jay

  30. Sam Champlain's original intentions were to find a passage through Canada to the Orient. As he continued his journey he befriended the Aboriginals to give him a hand through the route and show him where to go and how to learn the new surroundings. As he spent time in New France the great opportunities for the New Land surfaced. He saw the great potential. So he began helping grow the fur trade and other advancements. Once the Church learned that there were people living so differently than they were, they decided they needed to change them for their own good. When they started sending over the Priests Champlain was not pleased. He had began to learn the new culture, and things had been going well. He new that trying to stuff them into the mold of a completely new view point would not go well. The Church was definitely a threat to the Aboriginals, and the new way of life that was growing in New France

  31. When Samuel de Champlain set off for Canada his intent was to find a passage through Canada to China and India. If he was able to find a passage, he would be able to bring tons of goods back to Europe, which would have made him very famous and wealthy. When he arrived in Canada he landed at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River where he made his way down the river to Quebec. When Samuel got to Quebec he encountered Aboriginal people, with whom he was able to make alliances and trade partners. Samuel built the fur trade on the alliances he had with the Aboriginals, the Aboriginals would give him furs in exchange for items like pots and other cloth, and iron. As this business was developed, more and more people came to live in Canada to be part of the fur trade business. These developments lead Samuel to do some further exploring; he eventually reached Lake Huron, which he thought was the Pacific Ocean. It was at this point that Samuel abandoned his search for the passage to China and India and further developed the fur trade. When Samuel came to Canada his intent was to find a passage to China and India to get goods to bring back to Europe. Once he got to Canada he established a colony and the fur trade, ultimately giving up his goal of finding a passage to China and India. When the colony was established Samuel did not believe that it was a good idea for there to be any Jesuits come along, he was worried that they would impose their religion on the Aboriginals and ruin the alliance that they had developed. This would leave the French without valuable allies and would likely collapse the fur trade.

  32. Samuel de Champlain's original objection was to find a passage or shortcut to the Orient through Canada. It was filled with vast amounts of riches, and he wanted to reach this destination. However, he discovered that Canada was a great place to settle in and started to trade with the Aboriginals, obtaining furs from them for weapons.De Champlain became great allies with certain Aboriginal groups and with their unlimited knowledge about the land, it made it easier for them to travel and explore Canada.De Champlain was concerned about a church being built in New France because he thought that it would interrupt what he was striving to do. He did not want the trading to stop, and he thought it might harm the collabaration between the French and the Aboriginals, which would most likely end up in the fur trade discontinuing.

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