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Despite All Obstacles: La Salle and the Conquest of the Mississippi
To say that Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was determined is like saying the sun is warm. La Salle made his way from Eastern Canada to the Great Lakes. Then he traveled by canoe down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. This vast territory was dense unexplored wilderness, controlled by the fierce and powerful Iroquois. To make the merely daunting nearly impossib ...more
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This picture book biography on Sieur de La Salle is a fascinating look in Colonial American times and one mans determination to lead a life of purpose and excitement. Personally I think he should have kept his comfortable life as a merchant and his sizable inheritance, but that's just me. Joan Goodman did what all great authors do: inspire readers to read more. Can't wait to find out more information about this man and his unfulfilled quest.