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The Discovery of the Great West: La Salle

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This book, based on the eleventh edition of Parkman's classic study The Discovery of the Great West, reflects the author's access to new materials relating to La Salle's explorations.
Hardcover, 377 pages
Published December 29th 1986 by Greenwood Press (first published 1869)
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Douglas Dalrymple
Jun 05, 2013 Douglas Dalrymple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Published in 1869, this is the third of Parkman’s seven volumes on the history of France in the New World. Most of the present volume follows the career of Rene-Robert Cavelier de la Salle (1643-1687), early explorer of the Ohio, the Illinois and the Mississippi. Secondary characters include La Salle’s stalwart lieutenant, the literally iron-fisted Henri de Tonty; and Fr Louis Hennepin, who spent time as a captive of the Sioux and went on to lie through his rather substantial nose about himself ...more
Smith Nickerson
Really not too sure how to rate. Found the archaic language to be fun and challenging. Best to get a map of the eastern Mississippi watershed to follow some of his journeys.

Blind ambition, exploitation and greed. Does not end well for La Salle.


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American historian.

He is best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and hisseven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic.

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