This exhibit examines the characteristics that make an explorer-hero, or heroes created from the European explorers, like Champlain, who arrived in North America in the 1600s. This exhibit seeks to explore the purpose of the explorer-hero, and examine their role in society, as well as deconstructing the explorer-hero trope. Finally, this exhibit explores the differences between Champlain as a hero, and Champlain as a historic figure.
Credits Meghan Stewart
The exhibit is presented in the following sections: Click to Access
What Makes an (Explorer) Hero?
Why Have Heroes Anyway?
Deconstructing the Explorer Hero
Will the Real Champlain Please Stand up?
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