Père Marquette, French missionary to Indians of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Mississippi River valley, & settled Chicago - American Minute with Bill Federer
Being the first Europeans to explore the northern Mississippi, Jacques Marquette gave his account in Voyage et De'couverte de Quelques Pays et Nations de l'Amerique Septemtrionale (translated 1852, The Jesuit Relations, Volume LIX):
"We came to ... the Folle Avoine (Menominee). I entered their river to go and visit these people to whom we preached the Gospel ... in consequence of which, there are several good Christians among them.
... I told ... of my design to ... discover those remote nations, in order to teach them the mysteries of our holy religion..."