Following the arrival of the Récollets in New France, the first ever mass is being celebrated on the island of Montreal.
Champlain and two other Frenchcolonists, one of whom is probably Étienne Brûlé, leaves the colony to journey inlands in the company of the Wendat, an allied First Nation tribe. They reach Lake Simcoe and later split up. Near Oneida Lake, the French and Wendat are involved in a combat with the Iroquois, the traditional First Nation enemy of the Wendat and the French. de Champlain is injured in the battle.