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René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

After the Explorer and the Missionary comes the Entrepreneur.  René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was one of many young Frenchmen who came to North America to seek a fortune in the New World as treaties, particularly a peace treaty with the Iroquois in the summer of 1667, made it safer to travel and trade with native tribes around the Great Lakes.

Click the links below to explore the life of LaSalle

   A Canal of But Half a League? (LaSalle Gets It Right)

   I Have A Dream....of Empire!

   The Dream Deferred

   The Dream Realized

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Cavelier de LaSalle