Although father hennepin spent only a few months in minnesota, his influence is undeniable. Blog travels of louis hennepin exploring one of the. This edition combines hennepins second and third works. Hennepin s explored the mississippi at a time when antient medicine was at a peak. He was born on may 12, 1626, in ath, belgium, a short distance from brussels, and died in rome in 1701. His baptismal name was anthony, and he took louis as his name for religious life. Father louis hennepins description of louisiana by canoe. Hennepin, louis, one of the most famous explorers in the wilds of north america during the seventeenth century, b. Father louis hennepins description of louisiana by father louis. An account of several new discoveries in northamerica. The territory he saw and described is that now covered by the states of michigan, wisconsin, indiana, illinois, iowa, and minnesota. Louis hennepin author of a new discovery of a vast country. This book is published in 1903 with an introduction and a bibliography.
Louis hennepin was born in the spanish netherlands in 1626. Louis hennepin spent only a few months in minnesota, but his influence. This version of the map was issued with the 1689 nuremberg edition of hennepin s work, and the cartouche translated from french into latin. Janfeb 2020 what nonfiction books are you exploring. A description of louisiana, by father louis hennepin. Ascribed to father louis hennepin, who visited niagara in 1678 classic reprint paperback forgotten books, 2018.
During his time in new france and the unchartered lands, father hennepin writes about anything he sees. The timespan in which he did this is quite large as well. Originally published in paris in 1683, it ranked with the bible as a bestseller in its time. Hennepins first independent labours in america began when he was sent in company with father luke buisset to take care of a mission at a place on the. Some wanted an economical structure much like the plymouth avenue bridge.
A new discovery of a vast country in america louis hennepin. Jun 08, 2011 father louis hennepin was a franciscan priest. Louis hennepin encyclopedia volume catholic encyclopedia. In may 1675 king louis xiv of france requested that four missionaries be sent to new france in north america. He gained fame in the seventeenth century with the publication of his dramatic stories of the exploration. Reprinted from the second london issue of 1698, with facsimiles of original titlepages, maps, and illustrations, and the addition of introd. Greenly father louis hennepin was probably born at atfy in hainaut, belgium, about 1640, although margry claimed to have documentary evidence that he was born at roy. Reprinted from the second london issue of 1698, with facsimiles of. Father louis hennepin and antoine auguelle discover st.
A new discovery of a vast country in america by father. Louis hennepin returned to europe, and several of his records from the new world were published as books between 1683 and 1698. Father louis hennepin ofm all posts tagged father louis hennepin ofm. Reprinted from the second london issue of 1698, with facsimiles of original title pages, maps, and. Surrounded by hostile and unknown natives, they cautiously proceeded. Louis hennepin project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. In minnesota we have hennepin state park and also in minneapolis, there is east hennepin avenue. Recollets and an explorer of the interior of north america. Father louis hennepin, a recollect friar, is best known for his early expeditions of what would become the state of minnesota. Historians note that his reports were exaggerated and he sometimes gave himself undeserved credit. Bibliographical notice of the works of father louis hennepin, a recollect of the province of st.
The remaining debate on the new father louis hennepin bridge was the style of the bridge. Posted by ravenswood historical society webmaster on march 27, 20. Father louis hennepins description of louisiana book. By the time of european contact, the dakota controlled the falls. Mcclung and company, chicago, 1903, itself being a reprint of the 1698 printing london, the first english. Louis hennepin academic dictionaries and encyclopedias. Growing up he traveled around europe as much as he could, and by the time he turned twenty, he joined the recollets, also known as the franciscan order.
Oct 02, 2014 father louis hennepin, a description of louisiana. This engraving appeared in the 1697 edition of his journal, and was reprinted the following year in the first english edition. Hennepins explored the mississippi at a time when antient medicine was at a peak. His first book, a description of louisiana, newly discovered to the. In his writings he always refers to himself as a fleming. Niagara falls history tour the story of father louis hennepin. The territory that louis hennepin covers during his travels in immense. Thus began the first printed description of niagara falls, originally published in 1678 by the franciscan missionary, father louis hennepin 1626 c. There is enough evidence out there to indicate this book was pretty much copied plagiarized by hennepin, for whatever reason.
His travels and his books paperback january 1, 1957 by a. He was an acute observer, and his books contain most minute and accurate descriptions of the characteristics, arts, and customs of the indians. While that would serve the purpose, city hall wanted a signature structure that would reflect the. Hennepins first independent labours in america began when he was sent in company with father luke buisset to take care of a mission at a place on the north shore. This first edition by father louis hennepin is available at bauman rare books. Father louis hennepin was born in 1626 as antoine hennepin in ath, spanish netherlands, what is now belgium. He gained fame in the seventeenth century with the publication of his dramatic stories in the territory. A new discovery of a vast country in america by father louis. Hennepin, louis the catholic encyclopedia religionfacts. The last years of father hennepin were in all probability passed in rome, since a letter is in existence written from that city by a man named dubos, which contains mention of the fact that the famous recollet, then in his sixtyfirst or sixtysecond year, was, at that time 1701, in a monastery at rome and had hopes of returning soon. Father louis hennepin, reuben gold thwaites editor really liked it 4. Father louis hennepins description of louisiana by canoe to the. He became a member of the recollect order of franciscan monks. He became a catholic priest and missionary of the franciscan order.
He was born in belgium, and when he was about twenty, he joined the roman. While that would serve the purpose, city hall wanted a signature structure that would reflect the history of the site and the importance of the river crossing. Louis hennepin attended the ecole latine in the town of ath province of hainaut, and did his classical studies there. Louis hennepin is the author of a new discovery of a vast country in america. He was the first to put words to what he saw during his explorations including the description of niagara falls and saint anthony falls. Reprinted from the second london issue of 1698, with facsimiles of original. A legend of goat island, ascribed to father louis hennepin. This version of the map was issued with the 1689 nuremberg edition of hennepins work, and the cartouche translated from french into latin. Lakewood cemetery, minneapolis, minnesota, has a name search.
A new discovery of a vast country in america by hennepin, father louis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The online books page a description of louisiana, by father louis hennepin, recollect missionary. This depiction of an iroquois is very similar to what louis hennepin would have encountered upon his journeys. Greenly author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Father louis hennepin at niagara falls world history. It was the first bridge built to span the mississippi river, and made crossing its length above the falls much easier. New discovery of a vast country in america rare book for sale. Falls of the mississippi by a son of ath, the father hennepin.
A new discovery in a vast country in america by father louis hennepin. The small party headed down the illinois on february 29, 1680. Father louis hennepin, a recollect friar, is best known for his early. Author of a new discovery of a vast country in america. Father hennepin state park is a state park of minnesota, usa, located on the southeast corner of mille lacs lake. Bibliographical notice of the works of father louis. A history of saint anthony falls university of minnesota. Bibliographical notice of the works of father louis hennepin. This is from the second london edition published in 1698. The father louis hennepin bridge was built in 1855 to take advantage of the transport possibilities provided by the mississippi river above st. In the spring of 1676 he went to lake ontario to replace father leonard. Louis hennepin author of a new discovery of a vast. Louis hennepin facts and discoveries the history junkie.
New discovery of a vast country in america first edition father. One of the most detailed things he writes about is the landscape, plants and animals in which he encounters. A legend of goat island, ascribed to father louis hennepin, contributor names porter, peter a. Advanced the papers of the bibliographical society of america. Father louis hennepin was probably born at atfy in.
Contrary to his previous perspective, hennepins later publication seems to obliterate his positive view of his supposed allies. Father louis hennepin 16261704 of the spanish netherlands was a roman catholic priest and missionary of the franciscan recollet order, who was stationedat the behest of louis xivin french canada beginning in 1675. Father louis hennepin, missionary recollect introduction there is a controversy with this book by hennepin. In this book hennepin claims for the first time that he had traversed not only the. The park is named after father louis hennepin, a priest who visited the area with a french expedition in 1680. Louis hennepin attended the ecole latine in the town of ath province of hainaut. Voyage curieux father louis hennepin bauman rare books. While his widely read travel accounts were more fiction than fact, they. Gft books consulting about contact thebook theauthor praise slideshow myplace the designated headwaters of the mississippi river at lake itasca, mn.352 655 517 1158 1440 652 286 597 523 992 735 544 1480 520 1462 1025 558 1098 1417 427 977 1371 470 1431 72 810 484 1182 641 981 1486 183 1309 1378 885 42 1297 1395 180 583 856 635 878 1163