Terry, Eric & Barb stand at
the foot of the Samuel de
The Indian sitting at the base of the statue represents Champlain's efforts to establish relations with the natives he met during his voyages. Some relationships were cordial and long lasting. Some didn't go as well as anticipated.
This monument was a gift from France, given in 1909, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's discovery of Lake Champlain.
This is the view from the Champlain monument.... It's beautiful.