Simon Le Moyne, (22 October 1604 – 24 November 1665), was a Jesuit priest in Lower Canada who was involved in the mission to the Hurons. Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order The Province of Lower Canada (French Province du Bas-Canada) was a British colony on the lower Saint Lawrence River and the shores of the "Huron" redirects here For other uses see Huron (disambiguation. His notability in Canadian history comes from his work as an ambassador of peace to the Iroquois. The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power" the "Five Nations" the "Six Nations" or the "People of the Longhouse
Le Moyne joined the Society of Jesus in 1623. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order Le Moyne had 16 years of education and experience in the priesthood in France before arriving in the New World in 1638 and heading out to his mission in Huron country. The New World is one of the names used for the non-Eurasian/non-African parts of the Earth specifically the Americas and Australia. He was there until the destruction of the Huron nation brought him back to Quebec in 1650. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk
He traveled to Canada in 1638 assigned to the Huron Mission. "Huron" redirects here For other uses see Huron (disambiguation. At around 1653, he set out on an Iroquois Mission, at a high personal risk to himself, that would take him through the St. Lawrence and into Lake Ontario where he would reach a fishing village at the mouth of the Oswego River in present-day New York State. The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power" the "Five Nations" the "Six Nations" or the "People of the Longhouse Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Oswego River may refer to the following Oswego River (New Jersey, a tributary of the Wading River in New Jersey Oswego River (New York From there, he traveled south to Onondaga Lake, home of the Onondaga who were the keepers of the council fire of the Iroquois Nation. Onondaga Lake is northwest of the city of Syracuse New York and south of Lake Ontario. The Onondaga ( Onöñda'gega' or the People of the Hills) are one of the original five constituent nations of the Iroquois ( Haudenosaunee) Confederacy After converting a large number of the Iroquois, including some chiefs, he returned to Canada giving a favorable report and thus being assigned to several more missions including work with the Mohawks. The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power" the "Five Nations" the "Six Nations" or the "People of the Longhouse Mohawk ( Kanienkeh, Kanienkehaka or Kanien’Kahake, meaning "People of the Flint" are an indigenous people of North America Le Moyne was also the first to discover the Salt Springs of Onondaga, located near what is today Syracuse, New York.
The last journey appears to have been in 1662 when he returned with a number of French who had been held captive by the Iroquois.
Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York is named after Simon Le Moyne. Le Moyne College, named after Simon Le Moyne, is a private four-year Jesuit college of approximately 2300 Undergraduate students that balances a Syracuse (locally ˈsɛrəkjuːs sometimes ˈsɪrəkjuːs or /ˈsɪərəkjuːs/ by non-natives is a city in Central New York, USA.