By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

CNHS - Donnacona - Québec, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 49.480 W 071° 14.157
19T E 329458 N 5188107
Quick Description: Cette plaque a été érigée en hommage à Donnacona, le chef de Stadaconé, village iroquoien de quelque 500 habitants situé a Québec. This plaque has been erected in tribute to Donnacona, chief of Stadacona, a major Iroquoian village located in Québec.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 9/5/2014 7:00:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDHD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 14

Long Description:
Donnacona était le chef de Stadaconé, village iroquoien de quelque 500 habitants sis près d'ici. Ceux-ci pêchaient, chassaient et cultivaient le maïs. En expédition de pêche dans la baie de Gaspé en 1534, Donnacona rencontra Jacques Cartier, qui emmena ses deux fils en France. Cartier les ramena en 1535 et passa l'hiver près d'ici. Désireux de contrôler le commerce avec les Français sur le Saint-Laurent, Donnacona l'accueillit. Mais Cartier s'empara de lui et l'emmena en France, où il mourut. Le ressentiment des Iroquoiens empêcha les Français de fonder des colonies près de Stadaconé dans les années 1540.
Donnacona was the chief of Stadacona, a major Iroquoian village located near here. Numbering about 500, the villagers fished, hunted and grew corn. While fishing at Gaspé Bay in 1534, Donnacona met the explorer Jacques Cartier who took the Chief's two sons to France. The next year Cartier returned with the sons and wintered near Stadacona. Hoping to control French trade on the St. Lawrence River, Donnacona welcomed the visitors but Cartier seized him and took him to France. Donnacona died there and Iroquoian resentment prevented the French from establishing colonies near Stadacona in the 1540s.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Quebec

Location - City name/Town name: Québec

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on [Web Link]

Link to [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Canadian National Historic Sites
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Casper&Aero visited CNHS - Donnacona - Québec, Québec 2/21/2019 Casper&Aero visited it
dune45 visited CNHS - Donnacona - Québec, Québec 7/20/2015 dune45 visited it
Amalthee visited CNHS - Donnacona - Québec, Québec 4/5/2015 Amalthee visited it

View all visits/logs