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6.2 The French Challenge. Rene’-Robert Cavelier , Sieur de La Salle. Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. In 1682, French explorer, La Salle sailed down the Mississippi River and claimed it for the French. He later returned to North America to set up a settlement.

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6 2 the french challenge

6.2 The French Challenge

Rene’-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle


Rene robert cavelier sieur de la salle

Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle

  • In 1682, French explorer, La Salle sailed down the Mississippi River and claimed it for the French.

  • He later returned to

    North America to set

    up a settlement.

  • He ended up being

    shipped wrecked in

    Texas.


Fort st louis

Fort St. Louis

  • Settlement was built near Garcitas Creek

  • It consisted of several small houses and a five-room fort

  • Made out of the timber from

    wrecked ship

  • Hunger, disease, and attacks

    by Indians made the fort fail

  • Last hope for settlers ended

    when the last ship, La Belle

    wrecked in a storm


The spanish search for the french

The Spanish Search for the French

  • The Spanish heard that the French were in Texas and sent Alonso de León and Damián Massanet to find the Fort St. Louis

  • They found two French men and took them back to Mexico City for questioning

  • de León went back to find the fort, which he found, but also found the Hasinai

    Indians, which he named Tejas,

    meaning “friend”


Spanish set up missions in texas

Spanish Set Up Missions in Texas

  • The Spanish began to establish missions in Texas, the first in East Texas being San Francisco de los Tejas

  • The Caddo did not need the things the mission offered.

  • The Indians did not want religious instruction.

  • In addition, an outbreak of diseases broke out and tensions arouse.

  • The Spaniards ended up burning the missions and returning to Mexico.

  • The mission failed.


Tensions grow between france and spain

Tensions Grow Between France and Spain

  • The two countries went to war in 1719 when a French lieutenant and 7 soldiers attacked a nearby Spanish Settlement.

  • This became known as the

    Chicken War (the lieutenant tied

    several squawking chickens to his saddle).

  • The Spanish abandoned East Texas.

  • The Aguayo Expedition set out in 1720.


Effects of the aguayo expedition

Effects of the Aguayo Expedition

  • Spanish re-occupy East Texas

  • Agreement to separate control of French Louisiana and Spanish Texas

  • Expansion of Spanish settlement (Los Adaes, La Bahia).


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