La Salle

La Salle

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  • On La Salle's second voyage he had no crew members. He was desperate so he let beggars join.
  • Please let us go with you .
  • Ughh, fine.
  • In 1684, four ships left France and headed for the mouth of the Mississippi River. Pirates near the the New World's water captured one of his ships.
  • His tiny fleet was cut into one fourth. He hoped that the pirates would help him in his plan to take the silver mines in northern Mexico away from the Spaniards, instead they stole from him.
  • When he was supposed to find a fort at the mouth of the Mississippi River , he instead headed wounded up 400 miles west, in Texas.
  • He claimed the land for France. It would increase the popularity of France.
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