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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Rene’-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
North America to set
up a settlement.
shipped wrecked in
by Indians made the fort fail
when the last ship, La Belle
wrecked in a storm
Indians, which he named Tejas,
Chicken War (the lieutenant tied
several squawking chickens to his saddle).