New Voyages to North America

TitleNew Voyages to North America
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1703
AuthorsLahontan, Louis Armand de
Number of Volumes2
Number of Pages280 and 302
PublisherH. Bonwicke

New Voyages to North America is a book written by Louis Armand de Lom d’Arce, Baron de Lahontan (1666–1714?) which chronicles the nine years Lahontan spent exploring New France as a soldier in the French Army. The book, composed of two volumes, was published in 1703, originally in French. An English edition was printed the same year. Lahontan’s work includes descriptions of the two winters he spent hunting with a group of the Algonquin people. Lahontan expresses his opinions of New France and the natives as well as European society through his dialogue between himself and a fictional native, Adario, based on the Huron chief Kondiaronk. Though fictional, this dialogue gives insight into his opinions of the native New France and Europe. Both volumes provide valuable knowledge and information on the lands of New France from the perspective of a soldier in the French army as well as an explorer who interacted with the landscape, native peoples and the developing economic, social, and political ties between the native peoples and French explorers. 

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