In 1755 France controlled most of the North American continent. Starting with Quebec and Montreal on the St Lawrence, they controlled the Great Lakes, the Ohio River Valley, and the Mississippi down to New Orleans. What if they still did? This novel explores the French period from two perspectives – an historically accurate description of Jolliet’s discovery of the Mississippi and the enormous agricultural lands that opens to the French, coupled with a hypothetical contemporary view of a “Canada” extending across the continent. Based in its capital of Green Bay, this nation struggles between a Catholic north and a Huguenot Louisiana. Told by an American historian resident in Green Bay, the novel gives credit to the French history of the region often slighted in our textbooks.