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Fort St. Louis

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Henri Joutel, spurning an opportunity to go with Iberville, sent his journal instead. He could speak neither Algonquian nor Iroquoian. The word did not overtake him during his pause at Petit Goâve Haiti , and he proceeded into the Gulf—historically an exclusively Spanish sea—believing that the war was still on. As a result, they set up Fort Saint Louis near Victoria, Texas. As the reliability of the accounts by Douay and the Abbe Cavelier is questionable, the names of tribes recorded in those two accounts are not included in the listing of tribal names. There is no contact between the two groups for a month. Modified on November 9, 2015.

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His last expedition ended along the Brazos River in early 1687, when La Salle and five of his men were murdered during a mutiny. He named his land Lachine. La Salle Expedition Marker in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in Lake County. Instead, Hamel scared the Indians off and simply stole the blankets back. It ran aground and high winds and waves split the ship apart.

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La Salle Expeditions

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Throughout his early years in Canada, La Salle issued land grants on Lachine, set up a village, and attempted to learn the languages of the native peoples living in the area. The first voyage in 1492 led to the European discovery of America, a continent previously unknown to Europeans. The Indians added that they hunted by driving bison herds back and forth between tribes. He was only 43 years old and had accomplished much. Unidentified Indians recited the first two lists. Foster and Jack Jackson eds.

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Rene

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The Indians considered this an act of war and attacked the party as it was camped for the night on the beach. With Frontenac's support, he received not only a concession, with permission to establish frontier forts, but also a. La Salle immediately began to issue land grants, set up a village and learn the languages of the native people, mostly Mohawk in this area. Morale was low; La Salle was never there when needed. As for the Griffon, it was never heard of again. La Salle believed the Mississippi would flow into the Gulf of California and from there he would be able to find a western route to China.

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Rene

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Fort Saint Louis was a French colony established in 1685 in present-day Texas near Arenosa Creek and Matagorda Bay by explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle. He showed an interest in exploration and navigation. First Expedition Prior to his expeditions, La Salle, along with Louis de Buade, comte de Frontenac et de Palluau, received a fur trade monopoly in the Illinois Country. La Salle was left in command of the fort in 1673. The maps of the time had the mouth of the Mississippi approximately where La Salle landed.

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La Salle Expedition Historical Marker

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He may have been influenced to make the journey by the fact that his brother Jean, a Sulpician priest, had been living at Ville Marie Montreal for a little less than a year. In 2000, excavations revealed three of the original structures of the fort, as well as three graves of Frenchmen. Michel does not include the third or fourth list of tribal names in his condensation. Convinced by this time that the Mississippi emptied into the Gulf of Mexico and not the South Sea the Pacific Ocean , he envisioned a warm-water port-fortified against Spanish and English incursion-on the Gulf to serve his commercial empire. Tonti arrived on November 20; on December 3, the entire party set off up the St. Modified on May 3, 2017. Louis, only 20 colonists now remain.

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The La Salle Expedition to Texas: The Journal of Henri Joutel, 1684

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Joutel was describing principally the tribes living to the west of the lower Colorado River more specifically in the area between the lower Colorado and the San Antonio rivers. Early life Robert Cavelier was born on November 22, 1643, into a comfortably well-off family in , , in the parish Saint-Herbland. Joseph he built Fort Miami. Thus, Joutel identified the full length of the system of connecting Indian trade routes that ran from South Texas to the central Mississippi Valley, and he identi- fied many of the tribes that lived along the way. The La Salle Expedition to Texas: The Journal of Henri Joutel, 1684-1687, book, 1998; Austin, Texas. Through this relationship he learned of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In 1683, on his return voyage, La Salle established of Illinois, at on the Illinois River, to replace Fort Crevecoeur.

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Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle

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He died in the land that is now Texas, shot dead at point blank range. As rose on Garcitas Creek in what is now Victoria County, La Salle set out to explore the surrounding country. This also allowed him to bypass the rapids in the Niagara river that led to Niagara Falls. The children were taken to Mexico to live as servants in the house of the viceroy Conde de Galve. As a man, he studied with the religious order and became a member after taking initial vows in 1660. Bad-tempered, haughty and harsh, he alienated even those who had remained faithful to him to the end.

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Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle

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Joutel alone identifies by name more tribes residing in south-central Texas between the lower Guadalupe and the lower Brazos rivers in the late seventeenth century than any single seven- teenth- or eighteenth-century Spanish expedition diarist, many of whom gave excellent accounts of the Texas native population. There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, few of which have ever been recovered. Louisiana The expedition which set out from Fort Crèvecoeur in January, 1682, comprised twenty-three Frenchmen and eighteen Amerindians. At the time of Columbus' voyages, the Americas were inhabited by natives thought to be the descendants of Asians who crossed the Bering Strait to North America in prehistoric times. The desertion of his followers forced him to turn back short of the Mississippi, leaving that discovery to the Joliet-Marquette expedition of 1673.

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LaSalle: Expedition II

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La Salle party returns to the settlement after being gone two months. On reaching the mouth of the Miami River St. Lachine Required to reject his father's legacy when he joined the Jesuits, La Salle was nearly destitute when he traveled as a prospective colonist to North America. Thanks to his powerful protector, the discoverer managed, during a voyage to France in 1674—75, to secure for himself the grant of Fort Cataraqui and acquired letters of nobility for himself and his descendants. He was the first European to make contact with many and due to his work the French were able to set up many trading posts along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

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