Trinity's Explorer

Trinity's Explorer

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  • In 1667, Robert de La Salle, a French nobleman, sailed to "New France." As a fur trader along the St. Lawrence River, La Salle learned Indian languages and explored the Ohio River.
  • The Indians told him about a great river that flowed all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • La Salle dreamed not only of personal wealth but of a French empire of trading posts, forts, and settlements.
  • In 1681, he set out in canoes to travel the Mississippi River. Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River for France in 1682.
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