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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.
Here are some links to online information about Pieskaret:
Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Pieskaret
Bravehorse Warriors: Pieskaret
Here are our webpages about the Algonquin tribe and language:
Algonquin Native Americans
Quebec First Nations
And here are a few good books about the Algonquins:
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