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La Salle, René Robert Cavelier de

(1643–87). B. Rouen, Fr.; explorer; settler, trader near Montreal, Can., 1666; made expedition to Lake Ontario region 1669; claimed to have discovered Ohio R.; went down Mississippi R. to Gulf of Mex., claiming the whole valley for Louis* XIV. RCs settled in regions he explored.


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