Jacques Cartier Monument

Jacques Cartier Monument (HM1S8V)

Location: Gaspé, Québec G4X 1A9 La Côte-de-Gaspé
Country: Canada

N 48° 50.226', W 64° 28.481'

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National Historic Site of Canada

This monument is composed of six stelae.
(Stelae 1)
French:
Dans leur variété féconde leur diversité et l'intluence réciproque quélles exercent les unes sur les autres toutes les cultures font partié du patrimoine commun de l'humanite

English:
In their rich variety and diversity and in their reciprocal influences they exert on one another all cultures form part of the common heritage belonging to all mankind.

UNESCO - 1966

(Stelae 2)
French:
Tous misérables que nous paraissions à tes yeux noys nous estimons cependant plus heureux que toi...

English:
All (sic) miserable as we seen in your eyes, we consider ourselves nevertheless much happier than you...

nouvelle Relation de la Gaspaesie - 1691 Ehrestieb - LecLercq


(Stelae 3)
French:
Tous à genoux les mains jointes en adorani (la croix) deviant eux... (nous) leur fimes signe regardant et leur montrant le ceil, que par celle-ci, était notre rédemption, devant quoi ils firent plusieurs signes d'admiration, en tournant regardant cette croix.
English:
We all knelt with our hands joined, worshipping the cross before them; looking up and pointing towards heaven that by means of this had our redemption, at which they showed many marks of admiration, at the same time turning and looking at the cross.

Relation du premier voyage de Jacques Cartier (adaptation)


(Stelae 4)
French:
Nous leur donnámes des couteaux, des patenôtres de verre, et autres objets du peu de valeur pour lesquels ils faisaient plusicurs signes de joie levant les mains au cel en chantant et dansant...

English:
We gave them knives, glass beads, combs, and other tickets of small value, at with they showed many signs of joy, lifting up their hands to heaven and signing and dancing...

Premier voyage de Jacques Cartier (adaption Eouturier et Lahaise)

(Stelae 5)
French:
... le (chef) nous la montrait la terre, tout alentour de nous comme s'il eût voulu dire, que toute la terre était à lui, et que nous ne devions pas planter ladite croix sans sa permission ...on les fit entrer (de force) dans notre navire de quoi ils furent bien étonnes ...(nous) leur montrâmes par signes... que nous voulions amener deux de ses fils avec nous et puis les rapporterions audit havre.

English:
The chief...pointed to the land all around about, as if he wished to say that all this region belonged to him, and that we ought not to have set up this cross without his permission...(we forced) the Indians to come on board our vessel, at wich (sic) they were
greatly astonished. ...and then we explained to them by signs... that we wished to take two of his (the chief's) sons away with us, and afterwards would bring them back again.

Relation du premier voyage de Jacque Cartier (translation Biggar Pac)

(Stelae 6)
French:
J'estime mieux qu'autrement que les gens seraient faciles à convertir... ...c'est la plus pauvre gens qui puisse être au monde...

English:
I am more than ever of opinion that these people would be easy to convert to our holy faith ...they are the sorriest folk they can be in the world...

Relation du premier voyage de Jacque Cartier (adaption)
Details
HM NumberHM1S8V
Year Placed1977
Placed ByCanada Parks Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20U E 391788 N 5410395
Decimal Degrees48.83710000, -64.47468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 50.226', W 64° 28.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 50' 13.56" N, 64° 28' 28.86" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Prom. Jacques-Cartier, Gaspé Québec G4X 1A9, CA
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