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The Resource The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River : a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682, edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster ; translated by Johanna S. Warren

The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River : a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682, edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster ; translated by Johanna S. Warren

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The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River : a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682
Title
The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River
Title remainder
a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster ; translated by Johanna S. Warren
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River presents the definitive English translation of Nicolas de La Salle's diary account of René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's 1682 discovery expedition of the Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This previously unknown manuscript copy was discovered recently in the collection of rare books in the Texas State Archives. It provides the most complete and authoritative account available of this historic North American adventure and territorial claim. By careful cross- document analysis, Foster projects an extended expedition chronology that adds about two weeks to the journey, corrects the date that La Salle's claim was announced, and revises erroneous interpretations made by most contemporary French and American scholars. The work includes maps prepared by the noted Southwest cartographer John V. Cotter
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977/.01/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F352
LC item number
.L44 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River : a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682, edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster ; translated by Johanna S. Warren
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003018074.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-159) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Nicolas de La Salle journal -- Appendices. Appendix A: Official report of the taking possession of the Acansa country ; Appendix B: Official report of the taking possession at the mouth of the sea or the Gulf of Mexico ; Appendix C: La Salle's 1681 Mississippi River expedition itinerary
Control code
52902581
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 175 p.
Isbn
9780876111963
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003018074
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The La Salle Expedition on the Mississippi River : a lost manuscript of Nicolas de La Salle, 1682, edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster ; translated by Johanna S. Warren
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003018074.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-159) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Nicolas de La Salle journal -- Appendices. Appendix A: Official report of the taking possession of the Acansa country ; Appendix B: Official report of the taking possession at the mouth of the sea or the Gulf of Mexico ; Appendix C: La Salle's 1681 Mississippi River expedition itinerary
Control code
52902581
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 175 p.
Isbn
9780876111963
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003018074
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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