On the French Frontier 1700-1800
Ambroise Moreau
Age 38
Prairie du Rocher, 1748
The following story is based on a decision made by a real person.
At the end of the story, you will find questions and activities.
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Who was Ambroise Moreau?

It is 1748 and Ambroise MoreauSound and his wife, Jeanne PauleSound, want a table for their home in Prairie du RocherSound. Ambroise owns a small farm. This year his farm has produced enough for his family to live on, plus surplus wheat worth 10 livres* that can be traded for a table.

*LivresSound, like our dollars, were used to determine the worth of goods and services in colonial Illinois.

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