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Robert de La Salle

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2009.
Series: Great explorers (Chelsea House Publishers)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the seventeenth-century French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence, Ohio, Illinois, and Mississippi rivers, and who claimed America's heartland for King Louis XIV and France.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Willard Crompton
ISBN: 9781604134193 1604134194
OCLC Number: 290489129
Description: 110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Seven feet under --
A Norman in Canada --
The Norman and the Gascon --
The father of waters --
To the Gulf --
New directions --
Catastrophe --
La Salle and the west: his legacy.
Series Title: Great explorers (Chelsea House Publishers)
Responsibility: Samuel Willard Crompton.

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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 Louisiana, he was berated for failing to relocate that same  Read more...

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