Robert De La Salle

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Robert De La Salle
By: Nicole, Aaron and Lauren
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http://www.westirondequoit.org/iroquois/explore/lasalle.htm
La Salle’s Background
• La Salle was born on November 22, 1643 in
Rouen, France.
• He was a nobleman and a Jesuit. (JesuitMembers of a Roman Catholic religious order
that is officially called the Society of Jesus).
• When La Salle was younger he enjoyed science
and nature.
• His real name is Rene- Cavelier. Cavelier- knight.
• He died on March 20th, 1687 in Texas when 3 of
his men shot him.
First Expedition
• La Salle’s first expedition started in 1669. During his
expedition he met Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette
who were the first white men to explore and map the
Mississippi River in Hamilton, Ohio. The expedition
continued until they reached the Ohio River.
• When he returned to Canada he oversaw the building
of Fort Frontenac (located now in Kingston, Ohio).
• The purpose of the expedition was to claim land for
France. Because of this he is called the “Father of
Tennessee Territory”.
Second Expedition
• Robert De La Salle was sent by King Louis XIV (14) to
travel down south from Canada to sail down the
Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle was the
first European to travel the length of the Mississippi
River. He was also the first European to sail down the
Mississippi River from the Great Lakes.(Great LakesMichigan, Erie, Ontario, Huron, Superior) France was
financing the trip.
• The purpose of the trip was to travel to the Rio Grande
to take over Spanish mines which was what King Louis
XIV (14) originally wanted.
• Robert De La Salle’s route started from France
to the southern end of Lake Ontario. He went
across Lake Erie, through the Strait of Detroit
and across Lake St. Clair. He then went across
Lake Huron and reached Green Bay, WI on
Lake Michigan.
Link:
http://www.westirondequoit.org/iroquois/explore/lasalle.htm
How did he interact with the Native
Indians?
• When La Salle was exploring the Native Indians
thought he was intruding. They realized he
wasn’t and they started sharing weapons.
What were the obstacles that he
faced?
• An obstacle Robert De La Salle faced was
when he and some of his men were on their
way to the Mississippi River his men were
starving so he set off for some help.
Rene- Robert De La Salle’s Timeline
1643- La Salle was born in Rouen, France.
1666- La Salle sets sail for New France in Canada.
1668- Iroquois tell La Salle of two great rivers: the Ohio
and the Mississippi.
1669- First expedition goes in search of the Ohio River.
1682- Second expedition finds the mouth of the
Mississippi River.
1684- La Salle leaves from France with four ships.
1687- La Salle is killed by angry French settlers.
Our Notes from the wiki
http://brownrigg11.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Robert+De+La+Salle+njw2%2C+lmh3%2C+acs5
• Robert De La Salle was born on November 22,1643 in Rouen, France. He died in Texas on
March 20th, 1687 when 3 of his men shot him in the head When he was younger he enjoyed
science and nature. His real name is Rene-Robert Cavelier.* Robert De La Salle was the first
European to sail down the Mississippi river from the Great Lakes top the Gulf of Mexico.
(Great Lakes: Michigan, Superior, Ontario, Erie, Huron.) Rene- Robert De La Salle is sometimes
called " the Father of Louisiana Territory".
Robert De La Salle's personal background- He was a nobleman and a Jesuit.* La Salle's first
expedition started in 1669. During his expedition he met Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette
who were the first white men to explore and map the Mississippi River in Hamilton, Ontario.
The expedition continued until they reached the Ohio river and Louisville, Kentucky. When La
Salle returned to Canada he oversaw the building of Fort Frontenac(located now in Kingston,
Ontario). When La Salle was 23 he set sail to Canada to be a farmer. He later became
interested in fur trading and set up a fur trading post instead of being a farmer. La Salle was
sent by King Louis XIV (14) to travel down south from Canada and sail down the Mississippi
River to the Gulf of Mexico. He was the first European to travel the length of the Mississippi
River (1682). His dad was a merchant who bought and sold goods. He provided the best things
for his family. When La Salle was exploring the Native Indians thought he was intruding, but
then they started sharing weapons. Obstacles he faced were when he was on his way to the
Mississippi River his men were starving so he set out for some help.
*Cavelier- knight
*Jesuits- Members of a Roman Catholic religious order that is officially called the Society of
Jesus.
Other Facts
• When La Salle was 23 he set sail for Canada to be a
farmer. La Salle became interested in French fur
trading so he set up a fur trading post instead.
• La Salle’s dad was a merchant. He bought and sold
goods to provide good things for his family.
Link:
http://evilvince.com/archives/date/2007/10/page/2
Books: Social Studies Alive.
Link:
http://www.textbooks.com/ISBN/9781583718766/Bert-Bower/Social-Studies-Alive-AmericasPast---Text_-_1583718761.php

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