Dablon, Claude (klōd däblôNˈ) [key], 1619?–1697, French Jesuit missionary in North America. He went from France to Canada in 1655 and worked first among the Onondaga Indians in New York, then (1661) among the Cree Indians in the Hudson Bay region. In 1669 he went to take charge of the Western missions, with headquarters at Sault Ste Marie. He accompanied Father Allouez on one exploring journey in the Green Bay-Fox River country. Made superior of the Jesuits in Canada, he served from 1670 to 1680 and from 1686 to 1693 and was director of the great expansion of missionary and exploring work done by the Jesuits.
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