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Author Johnson, Donald S., 1932-

Title La Salle : a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico / Donald S. Johnson.

Publication Info. New York : Cooper Square Press : Distributed by National Book Network, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY LA SALLE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B LA SALLE, ROBERT CAVELIER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  977.01 JOHNSON    Check Shelf
Edition First Cooper Square Press edition.
Description xxvii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index.
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 Vermilion 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 -- Conclusion -- Renascence of the Belle. Appendix I: Rivers and lakes -- Appendix II: Indian tribes -- Appendix III: French forts.
Subject La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687.
Mississippi River Valley -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France)
Explorers -- America -- Biography.
Explorers -- France -- Biography.
ISBN 0815412401 cloth alkaline paper
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