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Robert de LaSalle

  1. 1. Robert De LaSalle
  2. 2. Nationality and Background I was born on November 22, 1643 near Rouen, France. I was born into an extremely wealthy family. My father’s name is Jean Cavelier. He was a landowner and merchant. Our family comes from a long line of influential and Aristocratic people. Unfortunately, we are one degree short of French nobility. As a young boy, I went to school to become a Jesuit priest. Torn between my thirst for adventure and the dedication of a religious life, I left the Jesuit order, and became an adventurer.
  3. 3. After I left the Jesuit order After I left the order in 1666, I went to Canada where I gained authority of Lachine. In 1673, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, who was the governor of New France, appointed me commandant of Fort Frontenac. I began to trade at this post after I came back from France, where I was granted a patent of nobility. I went back to France a second time in 1677 and obtained a patent that let me build other forts, trade, and explore. I also brought Henri de Toni back with me.
  4. 4. My Exploration I started my explorations for King Loius XI V. I began my first voyage in August 1679. I explored Ohio and the Mississippi River. I began my exploration in hopes to create fur-trade routes beside the river.
  5. 5. Five Reasons I am Important <ul><li>In 1669, I became the first European to see and explore the Ohio River.
  6. 6. I explored all of the Great Lakes.
  7. 7. On April 9, 1682, I named the Mississippi River Valley, Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV.
  8. 8. I later explored Ohio and the Mississippi River.
  9. 9. In 1682, I was the first European explorer to travel the length of the Mississippi River. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Five Facts about my life <ul><li>I took the name LaSalle from my families' estate. My real
  11. 11. name is René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle which
  12. 12. means knight.
  13. 13. When I was younger, I loved learning about science and
  14. 14. math.
  15. 15. I was lucky enough to obtain some land near Montreal and became a prosperous fur trader.
  16. 16. I married Danielle Armbrecht and had eight children.
  17. 17. Along one of my many expeditions, my men mutinied and
  18. 18. brutally killed me. I was killed near Navasota, Texas, on
  19. 19. March 20, 1687. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Where I traveled I have traveled to many places. In 1666, I went to Canada. In 1679, I sailed and explored all around the Great Lakes.
  21. 21. Map of Where I Traveled
  22. 22. How my travels impacted America I impacted America in may ways. I explored the Great Lakes, and Ohio. I also traveled around the Mississippi River. I claimed Loisianna for King Louis XI V.
  23. 23. Five unknown facts about myself <ul><li>I became very close friends
  24. 24. with the Indians.
  25. 25. I am called “ the Father of the
  26. 26. Louisiana Territory.”
  27. 27. My best friend, Henri de Tonti,
  28. 28. built my only ship “The Griffon.”
  29. 29. There is a street named after
  30. 30. me in Canada called Avenue
  31. 31. La Salle.
  32. 32. My brother, Abbe Jean Cavelier,
  33. 33. become a Sulpitian priest. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;La Salle.&quot; Oracle ThinkQuest Library . N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2010. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/la_salle.htm
  35. 35. Salle, February 1682 La, with 22 men, including Indian guides, had reached the Mississippi again. They descended the river in easy stages, finally, in early April. In as grand a ceremony as he could stage, he solemnly took possession of Louisiana in the name of His Most Christian Majesty, and crocodile.. &quot;La Salle, Sieur de Biography | BookRags.com.&quot; BookRags.com | Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Book Summaries and more. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.bookrags.com/biography/la-salle-sieur-de
  36. 36. &quot;Who is Robert de la Salle?.&quot; Read Books Online Free - Romance Novels Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html
  37. 37. La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de — FactMonster.com.&quot; Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help — FactMonster.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0828919.html
  38. 38. &quot;Explorers of North America - EnchantedLearning.com.&quot; ENCHANTED LEARNING HOME PAGE. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2010. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/namerica.shtml </li></ul>

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