Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley

John Gilmary SHEA (1824 - 1892)

"It has long been a desideratum to have in English the early narratives, of the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi. Marquette's map and voyage have indeed appeared, but the narrative varies in no small degree from the authentic manuscript, and the map is not at all a copy of that still preserved, as it came from the hand of the great explorer. These published from original manuscripts, and accompanied by the narratives of the missionaries in La Salle's expedition, are now first presented in an accessible shape, and complete the annals of the exploration.

The life of Marquette, and the history of the exploration itself, are the result of many years study of the early Spanish and French authorities, both printed and manuscript, some of which have never before been consulted." - Summary by the Author

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Early Modern, Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface laurencetrask
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Play 01 Pt 1 History of the Discovery of the Mississippi River laurencetrask
00:21:30
Play 02 Pt 2 History of the Discovery of the Mississippi River John Dennison
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Play 03 Pt 3 History of the Discovery of the Mississippi River John Dennison
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Play 04 Pt 1 Life of Father James Marquette THBosc
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Play 05 Pt 2 Life of Father James Marquette THBosc
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Play 06 Pt 3 Life of Father James Marquette THBosc
00:24:47
Play 07 Notice on the Sieur Jolliet Kangaroo
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Play 08 Notice on Father Dablon, Pt 1 Voyages and Discoveries of Father James Marquette Kurt
00:28:26
Play 09 Pt 2 Voyages and Discoveries of Father James Marquette Kurt
00:53:23
Play 10 Footnote on the Character of the Illinois TriciaG
00:25:23
Play 11 Pt 3 Voyages and Discoveries of Father James Marquette Kurt
00:28:50
Play 12 Pt 4 Voyages and Discoveries of Father James Marquette Kurt
00:30:37
Play 13 Narrative of a Voyage Made to the Illinois by Father Claude Allouez TriciaG
00:28:05
Play 14 Bibliographical Notice of the 'Etablissement de la Foi' of Father Christian le Clercq TriciaG
00:18:19
Play 15 Pt 1 Narrative of the First Attempt by M. Cavelier de la Salle to Explore the Mississippi Davida George
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Play 16 Pt 2 Narrative of the First Attempt by M. Cavelier de la Salle to Explore the Mississippi Davida George
00:15:08
Play 17 Biographical Notice of the Works of Father Louis Hennepin Patrick McHaffie
00:37:34
Play 18 Pt 1 Narrative of a Voyage to the Upper Mississippi, by Father Louis Hennepin Patrick McHaffie
00:38:29
Play 19 Pt 2 Narrative of a Voyage to the Upper Mississippi, by Father Louis Hennepin Patrick McHaffie
00:32:35
Play 20 Pt 3 Narrative of a Voyage to the Upper Mississippi, by Father Louis Hennepin Patrick McHaffie
00:27:47
Play 21 Narrative of the Adventures of La Salle's Party TriciaG
00:42:12
Play 22 Narrative of La Salle's Voyage Down the Mississippi TriciaG
00:44:57
Play 23 Account of La Salle's Attempt to Reach the Mississippi by Sea Kalynda
00:21:19
Play 24 Pt 1 Narrative of La Salle's Attempt to Ascend the Mississippi in 1687 TriciaG
00:21:39
Play 25 Pt 2 Narrative of La Salle's Attempt to Ascend the Mississippi in 1687 TriciaG
00:27:09
Play 26 Pt 3 Narrative of La Salle's Attempt to Ascend the Mississippi in 1687 TriciaG
00:30:18