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This is a chronology of New France.

May 1603: Francois Gravé du Pont, with Samuel de Champlain, find and explore the St. Lawrence River as far as Montreal.
June 1608: De Monts and Champlain build fort at Quebec City
July 30, 1609: Champlain in the company of a Huron Indian war party attacks a Mohawk settlement in New York.
1627: Cardinal Richelieu chartered the Company of One Hundred Associates to trade in furs and organize the settlement of New France. Champlain was colony commander.
1627: War begins between England and France
1629: Champlain forced to surrender Quebec to the English and evacuate the post.
1632: Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye restores Quebec to France.
July 24, 1701, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac with approxiamately 100 French soldiers and additional indian scouts founded Fort Ponchatrain (in honor of the Count Ponchatrain, Minister of the Marine) at the narrowest point of the Detroit River at a place he called "ville de troit" or "city of the straits."