Hélène's World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Quebec


Hélène's World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Quebec by Etta Heritage Press at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Hélène Desportes, born in 1620, was the first child of French parents to be born in Quebec and to survive. For nine years, she lived in Samuel de Champlain’s Habitation. In 1629, the little settlement was captured by the English. Hélène, along with the majority of the other French settlers, was put on an English ship and taken to France. She returned to Quebec in 1634 and spent the remainder of her life in the little colony. She was married twice, had fifteen children, and seventy grandchi


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Hélène Desportes, born in 1620, was the first child of French parents to be born in Quebec and to survive. For nine years, she lived in Samuel de Champlain’s Habitation. In 1629, the little settlement was captured by the English. Hélène, along with the majority of the other French settlers, was put on an English ship and taken to France. She returned to Quebec in 1634 and spent the remainder of her life in the little colony. She was married twice, had fifteen children, and seventy grandchildren. No portrait of Hélène exits. There are no memoirs, no diaries, nor any letters to guide the biographer. Nevertheless, there are public records and other primary sources from which we are able to piece together her life. This, then, is her remarkable story, set against the backdrop of France’s efforts to establish a colony in the New World along the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

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Manufacturer:
Etta Heritage Press
Category:
Regional Canada
EAN:
9780615738598
ISBN:
0615738591
Author:
Susan McNelley
Publisher:
Etta Heritage Press
Publication Date:
2013-06-17
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
1.14 pounds
Item Size:
0.88 x 9 x 6 inches
Package Weight:
1.5 pounds
Package Size:
6 x 1 x 8.9 inches

 


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