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La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico

Author: Donald S Johnson
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Donald S., 1932-
La Salle.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606900974
Online version:
Johnson, Donald S., 1932-
La Salle.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002
(OCoLC)609318421
Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier de La Salle; Robert Cavelier de La Salle; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Johnson
ISBN: 0815412401 9780815412403
OCLC Number: 49494992
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xxvii, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: In contest for the New World. Old rivalries --
English settlements --
Holland in America --
A French start --
Canada, or the Nouvelle France. La Salle in Montréal --
Early explorations --
To the Vermillion Sea --
La Salle and Frontenac --
Fort Catarouki --
Royal support --
Beyond the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Fort Conti --
Voyage of the Griffin --
Hardships and perils --
Fort St. Joseph --
Fort Heartbreak --
Toilsome journey --
Return to the land of Illinois --
Doubtful future --
Descent to the great river's mouth. The great enterprise accomplished --
An inglorious sequel --
Geographic knowledge expanded. The Gulf of Mexico --
River of the Holy Spirit --
Pioneers of the Mississippi --
Diverse behavior --
A cartographic dilemma. A bold and glorious venture. Quarrelsome beginnings --
Wretched voyage --
Across the Gulf of Mexico --
Misery at Matagorda --
Strange irresolution --
Continual misfortunes --
Toward the fatal river --
Upending violence --
Tragic ending --
Renascence of the Belle --
Conclusion. Appendix I: Rivers and lakes --
Appendix II: Indian tribes --
Appendix III: French forts.
Responsibility: Donald S. Johnson.

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