Robert La Salle

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Robert La Salle

He was from Rouen, France.

Robert la Salle took over the entire Mississippi River Valley, from The Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, for France. He established trading posts. He traded fur, hatches, knives, blankets, traps, and also spreaded Christianity.

Robert La Salle


The French, like the Spanish, also wanted to spread christianity in North America.

The French also interacted with the American Indians living on the lands they clamed for France.

Dates of Exploration:November 21,1643-March 19, 1687

He was sponsored by France.


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