The successful revolt temporarily creates a power vacuum in western North America, which the French are quick to exploit.1682 - April 9; Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, having descended the full length of the Mississippi with an exploring party of 23 Frenchmen and 31 Indians, claims all of the lands drained by the river and its tribu-taries for France and names it Louisiana.
July 15; the Delaware sign a treaty with Penn's repre-sentative William Markham at the present site of Germantown, Pennsylvania; Voltaire claims this is the only treaty with the Indians that whites never broke.1701 - July 24; Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit is founded by the French.
From this point, the Iroquois regard the Delaware as a subserviant people.
Respected by surrounding Algonquian tribes, the Wyandots are now regarded by the Six Nations as their viceroys in Ohio.
Their influence greatly exceeds their numbers.1738 - The Wyandot chief Orontony, called Nicholas, has become estranged from the Ottawa and the French.
Many flee to islands in Georgian Bay; some seek refuge with the Ottawa, Petun, or French, while others become adopted captives of the Iroquois. Father Charles Garnier and Father Noel Chabanel, missionaries to the Petun at St.
Jean, are tortured to death by the Iroquois, bringing the number of Jesuit martyrs to five.
With his followers he leaves Detroit to establish a new village at Lower Sandusky (present Fremont, Ohio).