Cover of: La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West | Francis Parkman

About the Book

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687) was a French explorer in the Great Lakes region who traveled the Mississippi River, claiming the territory for France. Born and raised in France and educated in the Jesuit religious order, he went to Montreal in New France in 1666. On one of his expeditions in the subsequent years he built the first sailing ship on the Great Lakes, Le Griffon. Part of his legacy was a chain of forts from Ontario into present-day Ohio and Illinois that extended French control and the French fur trade into the region of the present Great Lakes states.

Author Francis Parkman was one of America’s best-known and most respected historians in the late nineteenth century. He drew on a great depth of expertise about the history of the French in North America for this book, which was long considered a standard history on the topic.

Table of Contents

1. 1643-1669 Cavelier de la Salle
2. 1669-1671 La Salle and the Sulpitians
3. 1670-1672 The Jesuits on the Lakes
4. 1667-1672 France takes Possession of the West
5. 1672-1675 The Discovery of the Mississippi
6. 1673-1678 La Salle and Frontenac
7. 1678 Party Strife
8. 1677, 1678 The Grand Enterprise
9. 1678-1679 La Salle at Niagara
10. 1679 The Launch of the “Griffin”
11. 1679 La Salle on the Upper Lakes
12. 1679, 1680 La Salle on the Illinois
13. 1680 Fort Crevecoeur
14. 1680 Hardihood of La Salle
15. 1680 Indian Conquerors
16. 1680 Tonty and the Iroquois
17. 1680 The Adventures of Hennepin
18. 1680, 1681 Hennepin among the Sioux
19. 1681 La Salle begins Anew
20. 1681-1682 Success of La Salle
21. 1682, 1683 St. Louis of the Illinois
22. 1680-1683 La Salle Painted by Himself
23. 1684 A New Enterprise
24. 1684, 1685 The Voyage
25. 1685 La Salle in Texas
26. 1685-1687 St. Louis of Texas
27. 1687 Assassination of La Salle
28. 1687, 1688 The Innocent and the Guilty
29. 1688-1689 Fate of the Texan Colony

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F1030.5 .P23

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xxv, 1 l., 483p.
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