Saint Isaac Jogues
Jogues, Saint Isaac (1607–46), 17th-century French Jesuit missionary. Sent to Canada and western New York to convert Native Americans and Canadians, Jogues first sighted the strait connecting Lake Superior with Lake Huron, which he named Sault de Sainte Marie. Jogues was held captive and tortured by Iroquois warriors in 1642, but he managed to escape. On Oct. 18, 1646, he was murdered while on a mission among the Mohawks in western New York. He was canonized in 1930.
See also: Jesuits.