La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

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René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given the order to colonize and govern the great expanse of territory between Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico. He set out from France with four ships but never reached his destination. Landing somewhere in East Texas, he and his men were ravaged by disease, weakened… (more)

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Publisher: Modern Library (October 31, 2000)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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