On the French Frontier 1700-1800
Ollivier Daniel
Age 20
Fort de Chartres, 1725
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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Ollivier Daniel
Who was Ollivier Daniel?

It is 1725 and Ollivier DanielSound, a young man of perhaps twenty years, has just arrived in the Illinois Country. He has made the hazardous journey down from Canada to start a new life. Now he is ready for his next decision, his work.

Ollivier: Well, I am here! Going, going, going. To keep going! That has been my life. What a journey!

Sometimes you feel that no one before you could have travelled these prairies, these places, and you wonder if you will see others again. Sometimes you are lost. And there is no one to tell you how to go on. But now... I am here!

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