Rene-Robert Cavelier


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Noun1.Rene-Robert Cavelier - French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)Rene-Robert Cavelier - French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
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In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle -- the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River -- was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas.
Marchand (the books columnist for the Canadian newspaper, the Toronto Star) describes the 17th-century explorations of North America by Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, combined with his own travels tracing after the figure that, had he not been murdered by his own men in Texas in 1678, could have given birth to a French empire across North America.
Excavation of famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's ship, the Belle, is under way off the Texas coast.