In 1524, France entered the exploration race. They hired an Italian explorer by the name of Giovanni Da Verrazano (also spelled Verrazzano) to attempt to find a northern route to the Orient around the Americas.
De Verrazano explored the east coast of North America and is credited with being the first European to enter New York Harbor since the Norse people. Unfortunately he was unable to find a way through to the Orient.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover you mistakes.
Before the Europeans and other settlers came to America there were about 60 million buffalos. Today there are only about 150,000 buffalos left