Rene-Robert De La Salle

by ethan showich and peter rosa

Born in September 21, 1643 in Rouen, France.
He was a succsesful fur trader.
He sailed to Canada which was called new France at that time.

He became a priest in 1660 in 1667 however, he left the priesthood
He was the first european to sail the entire length of the Mississippi River
He became friendly with the Iroquois.

He opened a trading post in new France.

The Iroquois told him a great river that led to the sea and it was the Mississippi River.

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