Why did king Louis xiv want Robert de la salle to explore the Mississippi river?
Louis wanted La Salle to explore the Mississippi River and Great Lakes to claim this is area as a colony for France. La Salle named this area Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV. ...
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When did Robert de la salle discover the mississpi river?
Robert de la Salle and Henri de Tonty sailed down the Mississippi to its mouth in 1682 and, claimed it and the land it drained for France. ...