Étienne Brûlé, ([ca. 1592]-1633)
Interpreter and explorer. He went to live with the Algonquin in 1610 and was the first European to see the Great Lakes. He explored an area ranging from the Great Lakes to modern-day Maryland. His adoption of First Nations ways of living made him suspect to religious authorities, and his actions during the English occupation of Quebec (1629-1632) led to his murder by the Huron.