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Regis (Registre) Loisel was born near Montreal, Canada, in about 1773, and at an early age…

A late nineteenth-century illustration of French missionaries traveling by canoe with Native Americans. [Harper’s Monthly, April 1892]

Pierre Gabriel Marest, a Jesuit priest in the Illinois Country, was among a group of French…

Mo-Hon-Go (Sacred Sun), an Osage woman, and her child. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Image Collection, 021180]

The most powerful tribal group in the early history of Missouri was referred to as the Wah-…

Manuel Pérez. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Objects Collection, X04268]

Manuel Pérez, Spanish lieutenant governor in St. Louis from 1787 to 1792, was born in…

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Pedro Joseph Piernas, the first Spanish lieutenant governor in St. Louis, occupied that…

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Known as “the pioneer of St. Charles,” François Saucier was born in 1740 in…

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An unheralded Afro-Indian slave woman’s dreams of freedom propelled one of the most…

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While serving as Upper Louisiana’s lieutenant governor between 1792 and 1799, Zenon Trudeau…