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Chief Pieskaret

Pieskaret is a 17th-century Algonquin chief from what is now Quebec. He was a distinguished war leader known for his exploits against the Iroquois, who were enemies of the Algonquin at that time. He was also an ally of the French, and an early Catholic convert. The name "Pieskaret" was said to mean "Little Blaze," and was probably a French corruption of an Algonquin name that included the word Piskone, which means "lights a fire." Pieskaret was also known to the colonials as Chief Simon, his baptismal name.

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Pieskaret Resources

Here are some links to online information about Pieskaret:
 Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Pieskaret
 Wikipedia: Pieskaret
 Bravehorse Warriors: Pieskaret

Here are our webpages about the Algonquin tribe and language:
 Algonquin language
 Algonquin culture
 Algonquin Native Americans
 Quebec First Nations

And here are a few good books about the Algonquins:
 The Algonquins
 Eci Mikoian
 Algonquian Spirit

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