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La Salle and the discovery of the great West

Francis Parkman

La Salle and the discovery of the great West

France and England in North America : part third

by Francis Parkman

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Published by Morang in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • La Salle, Robert Cavelier, -- sieur de, -- 1643-1687,
  • Mississippi River -- Discovery and exploration,
  • New France -- Discovery and exploration

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Francis Parkman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsFC"362.1"L383"P25"1900
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 522 p. :
    Number of Pages522
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20237588M

    The fort, completed inwas named after Louis de Baude Frontenac, the governor-general of New France. From the time La Salle leased the ship and hired its crew, there was trouble. Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. Parkman made expeditions through the Alps and the Apennine mountainsclimbed Vesuviusand lived for a time in Rome, where he befriended Passionist monks who tried, unsuccessfully, to convert him to Catholicism. Jean Bapiste Colbert La Salle returned to Quebec and shortly thereafter departed for Cataracqui to carry out the work he had promised Colbert he would complete.

    He was stern, indomitable and full of resource. La Salle and his crew spent much of at Fort Miami. Serious historians would study ancient history, or after the fashion of the time, the Spanish Empire. WadeO. The French-trained historian W. Eyes reflect the emotions and the fires in his alternately smouldered and flamed as "he became enraptured by some private hope, engrossed by the prospects inherent in some dream or angered by the adversities of a situation he had to face.

    Fedewa is an outstanding contribution to the researching of the Catholic heritage of the American Southwest, especially that ofTexas and New Mexico. On the 28th of December they sighted land around a bay and La Salle thought at first they were located at the Mississippi. On the other hand, he possessed prodigious vision, tenacity, and courage. Rene Robert Cavalier de La Salle From an engraving by Waltner, Paris Filled with vibrant energy and dreams of his own greatness, La Salle listened in wonder to tales told by friendly Seneca braves of the great rivers that flowed into the Vermilion Sea.


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La Salle and the discovery of the great West book

Still more mysterious is the actual fate of those who joined La Salle on his second expedition and remained at Matagorda Bay. His sun-darkened face was narrow, his nose slightly convex and long with firm, straight lips. Finally, a gross miscalculation brought the ships to Matagorda Bay in Texas, miles west of their intended landfall.

Rene Robert Cavalier de La Salle From an engraving by Waltner, Paris Filled with vibrant energy and dreams of his own greatness, La Salle listened in wonder to tales told by friendly Seneca braves of the great rivers that flowed into the Vermilion Sea. After several disappointments, he at last reached the junction of the Illinois with the Mississippi and saw for the first time the river he had dreamed of for so long.

Despite setbacks, the La Salle expeditions provided the French government with information about the geography and native population of the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast that would prove essential to the future settlement of lower Louisiana in Its construction at Cuyaga Creek, a tributary of the Niagara River several kilometres above the great cataract, was nothing short of miraculous.

Louisiana Expedition After assembling a new crew including 18 Native Americans and reuniting with Tonti, La Salle began the expedition he is most known for.

With tow ropes attached to trees along the shore and after a day of sweat and strain they slowly entered the calm waters of the lake. He came from a wealthy, middle-class family. He also made two attempts to reach the Illinois country and Canada, and during the second, after two months of fruitless wanderings, he was assassinated, on the 19th of Marchby several of his followers, near the Trinity river in the present Texas.

With 12 thousand livre of pelts in his creditors' hands the pressure on him would ease temporarilly. This work is one that should bring the author many accolades.

Becoming convinced, after the explorations of Marquette and Joliet inthat the Mississippi flowed into the Gulf of Mexico, he conceived a vast project for exploring that river to its mouth and extending the French power to the lower Mississippi Valley.

Days passed as they meandered aimlessly about with a worried La Salle well aware of how heavy the price their futile wanderings were in men and materials. Despite ill health, he labored on his History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac and wrote an unsuccessful novel, Vassall Morton The 'magic' vessel vanished with no one knowing when, where or why.

That changed in when the ambitious Chevalier de la Salle decided to build a "barque" above the falls.

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/La Salle, René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de

He had taken five years to discover the western country and to build forts along his route. This might have worked had the French court been prepared to invest money and men in military and naval forces to defend their interests in North America. Farnhamrepr. La Salle, warned by sombre forebodings of tragedy, hastened to the scene of the crime.

His financial stability was enhanced by his modest lifestyle, and later, by the royalties from his book sales. Ditches and a moat fifteen feet wide were dug around the fort.

However, having nothing to guide them the little fleet took a course considerably south of the route that would have ensured their seeing the three-pronged mouth of the great river.

LA SALLE, RENE ROBERT CAVELIER, SIEUR DE

Frontenac was dedicated to exploration and was immediately interested when he learned of the ambitious young man with a passion for discoveries and with experience and wide knowledge of the western tribes. This evidence seems to be reasonably conclusive, according to Thomas B.La Salle and the discovery of the great West by Francis Parkman; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Découverte et exploration, Discovery and exploration, Accessible book; Places: Fleuve Mississippi, New France, Mississippi River, Amérique; People: Robert Cavelier de La Salle ().

Due to a latitudinal miscalculation and severe dissension among the crew, the second La Salle expedition continued west until reaching the entrance of Matagorda Bay in present-day Texas. La Salle sent one ship back to France with news of the colony’s uncertain future.

He then led three overland expeditions in search of the missing Colbert River. La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West book.

Francis Parkman

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The Works of Francis Parkman, Centenary Edition, in Thirteen [13] Volumes: Pioneers of France in the New World; The Jesuits in North America; La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West; The Old Regime in Canada; Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict (2 Vols.); Montcalm and Wolfe (2 Vols.).