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Explorers: French Explorers and Settlers Around the Mississippi Discuss this eTheme.

These sites have biographies of French explorers and traders, plus information about French settlements in Missouri and other states along the Mississippi River. Includes locations of the first French settlements and descriptions of some arts and crafts. Also includes an interactive story and a video about the history of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Read a short biography of Jolliet. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
Read a brief biography of La Salle. NOTE: The site includes banner ads.
This is a brief biography of Rene Chouteau. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
A brief biography of Rene Chouteau's family members who helped establish a fur trading company in St. Louis. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
Read about the history of Missouri and the French explorers who came there. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
History of Laclede's Landing in Old St. Louis. Includes image of historical marker and information about the Landing and St. Louis today.
This site has images of explorers and homes. It also has links to articles, Missouri census data by county from 1799, and early Missouri maps.
Read about the history of Ste. Genevieve Missouri, the only original French colonial village left in the United States. Included on the page are a number of pictures of historic French homes.
Find information here about Missouri history from early settlers.
Read stories and the history of the French settlement in Missouri.
This website is about the history of Missouri and information about the first permanent settlement in Missouri. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
See the description of mission style antiques and the history of the arts and craft movement.
Read information and see a map about the French settlement along the Mississippi River.
This article contains the history of the French settlement and their lifestyle. Also includes the history of Illinois.
Read about how the French immigrated to America. NOTE: This site includes ads.

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