The successful revolt temporarily creates a power vacuum in western North America, which the French are quick to exploit.1682 - April 9; Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, having descended the full length of the Mississippi with an exploring party of 23 Frenchmen and 31 Indians, claims all of the lands drained by the river and its tribu-taries for France and names it Louisiana.
July 15; the Delaware sign a treaty with Penn's repre-sentative William Markham at the present site of Germantown, Pennsylvania; Voltaire claims this is the only treaty with the Indians that whites never broke.1701 - July 24; Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit is founded by the French.
A third Wyandot group, the Attiwandaronk, called the Neutrals because of their stance in Wyandot-Iroquois conflicts, occupies the country west of Niagara.1609 - July 30; Champlain accompanies a mixed war party of Hurons and Algonkins to the lake which now bears his name, where with his aid they inflict a major defeat on the Iroquois.
The Iroquois discover firearms.1629 - August 9; after a relief expedition sent by Richelieu from France is captured by privateers, Champlain is forced to surrender Quebec to the English.
Respected by surrounding Algonquian tribes, the Wyandots are now regarded by the Six Nations as their viceroys in Ohio.
Their influence greatly exceeds their numbers.1738 - The Wyandot chief Orontony, called Nicholas, has become estranged from the Ottawa and the French.
The four nations are at the height of their power in Ouendake (the French Huronia), with 16 towns between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in central Ontario.
Capital of the confederacy is the town of Ossossane on Nottawasaga Bay.
They gradually assume sovereignty over all the Ohio country between the Great Lakes and the Miami River.From this point, the Iroquois regard the Delaware as a subserviant people.The Munsee have already separated from the main Delaware group.Many flee to islands in Georgian Bay; some seek refuge with the Ottawa, Petun, or French, while others become adopted captives of the Iroquois. Father Charles Garnier and Father Noel Chabanel, missionaries to the Petun at St.Jean, are tortured to death by the Iroquois, bringing the number of Jesuit martyrs to five.