Jesuit Relations

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Jesuit Relations,

annual reports and narratives written by French Jesuit missionaries at their stations in New France (America) between 1632 and 1673. They are invaluable as historical sources for French exploration and native relations and also as a record of the various indigenous tribes of the region before the influence of settlers and missionaries had changed them. Published originally in Paris in annual volumes, they were translated and edited by R. G. Thwaites (73 vol., 1896–1901).


See bibliography by J. C. McCoy, Jesuit Relations of Canada, 1632–1673 (1937, repr. 1973).