Étienne de Veniard, - a French officer, who came up the Missouri River past Kawsmouth in 1724 and visited the grand village of Kansa Indians, then on the Missouri River near present day Doniphan, Kan. Bourgmont traded with the Kansa, obtained furs and brought them 2 Padouca slaves. By the 1800s the Kansa had moved their villages to the Kansas River at several sites upstream from present day Topeka.
Europeans Settle in America 1600 The French, Dutch, and Spanish were colonizing America from the late 1500's into the 1600's. France had colonists settle in what is now current day Quebec, Canada, in a settlement called New France. In what is now New York, the Dutch founded New Netherlands
Jacques Cartier takes possession of Canada for France, 1534 - "Cartier points to the arms of France on the cross during a ceremony taking possession of Canada for France. Men-at-arms were with the early explorers. Print after Louis-Charles Bombled."