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By: Natalie T. & Lauren H. How  La Salle had raise money or an expedition.  The catholic church asked him to join two missionaries.  He converted.

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2 By: Natalie T. & Lauren H.

3 How  La Salle had raise money or an expedition.  The catholic church asked him to join two missionaries.  He converted other people.

4 Who  He was born in 1643 he died in  He was born in city of Rouen, France he died in Texas.

5 When  By the time La Salle was 9 years old he attended a school taught by Jesuits.  He was 23 when he explored.

6 Why  The Iroquois told him about two rivers called the Ohio & Mississippi river.  Salle didn’t find land.

7 Where  He explored to Mississippi River, Lake Ontario, Montreal, Saint Sault Marie.

8 What  During the winter of 1668, La Salle let some Iroquois stay on his land they told him about 2 rivers called the Ohio & Mississippi river they also told him the rivers flow to sea.  La Salle was excited by this story.  He believed they might flow all the way to the Pacific Ocean.  They looked for this waterway, called the Northwest Passage which connected the Atlantic & Pacific Ocean.  They looked for this waterway because it would give them a fast route to China where they could trade furs for spices & silk.  The Iroquois agreed to lead La Salle to the Great Rivers.  The other job La Salle had was a land owner.


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