Robert de La Salle

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 111 sivua
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La Salle is one of the best-known but least-understood explorers of human history. Celebrated for following the Mississippi to its mouth in present-day Louisiana, he was also berated for failing to relocate that same area when he came by sea. Justly known as the greatest of the canoe-carrying and paddle-wielding Frenchmen of his time, he was a failure when it came to colonization and conquest. There was greatness within him, including a powerful will to succeed, but there was also sheer stubbornness, which cost him when he attempted to create a French colony in what is now Texas. In Robert de La Salle, read about a man whose journeys encouraged explorers from other European nations to survey the southeastern United States.

 

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1 Seven Feet Under
6
2 A Norman in America
11
3 The Norman and the Gascon
21
4 The Father of Waters
33
5 To the Gulf
52
6 New Directions
63
7 Catastrophe
79
8 La Salle and the West
89
Chronology
96
Glossary
100
Bibliography
102
Further Resources
103
Picture Credits
105
Index
106
About the Author
110
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