This hand-drawn map shows the travel routes of 17th century explorers Samuel De Champlain and Etienne Brule. In addition to the Finger Lakes, the Lake of the Entouhonorons, or Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie are also visible, as well as the Hudson, St. Lawrence, and Ottawa Rivers. The territory of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, people is also delineated. The map shows the artist’s skill with intricate calligraphy and detailed illustration.
Norris' interpretation of Samuel de Champlain's route (in red) and Etienne Brule's route (in green) is in the style of a historic map. Perhaps inspired by and modeled after a 17th century map of these European explorers treks through the Canadian province of Ontario and Upstate New York. Norris includes topography and past and present site names, including the land of Indian nations.