THE LA SALLE EXPEDITION ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
OTHER EARLY AMERICANA
Author: William C. Foster, Editor
Subtitled "A Lost Manuscript of Nicholas de La Salle." Translated by Johanna S. Warren. This previously unknown manuscript by Nicholas La Salle(no relation to the explorer) was discovered in the rare book section in the Texas State Archives. La Salle's successful journey in 1682 down the Mississippi culminated in internationally recognized French claims over the river and lands known as the Louisiana Territory. This diary provides the most complete and authoritative account of this historic North American adventure and territorial claim. Austin, TX, 2003 Texas State Historical Association 1st Ed., 175 Pgs., 7&1/4 x 10& 1/4, HB.