Best Answer

Vikings are thought to have traveled thru the St. Lawrence and into the Great Lakes around 1000 AD, but made no permanent settlements. The next Europeans to arrive were the French under Louis Jolliet and Pierre Marquette in 1673. The pair traveled downriver but no settlements were made on the Mississippi proper.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
User Avatar

monique robles

Lvl 1
2y ago

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: When did the first Europeans arrive in the Mississippi River Valley?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass