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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
urces, then, journeying northeasterly, came into the province of Quivira (Kansas), reaching, as he said, the fortieth degree of latitude. He described the earth as black and well watered, the best possible for all kinds of productions of Spain, and the plains full of crooked-back oxen, but he found no gold or silver, and returned in......September, 1541 French explore the Missouri River as far as the mouth of the Kansas River......1705 M. Dutisne, a young French officer, sent out by Bienville, governor of Louisiana, reaches the Pawnee country in Kansas, and, erecting a cross of wood, takes formal possession in the name of the King of France......Sept. 27, 1719 [It is now supposed that Dutisne did not come into Kansas, but visited the Osages in Missouri and the Pawnees in the Indian Territory.] Spaniards from Santa Fe, seeking to found a colony on the Missouri, are destroyed by the Missouri Indians near the present site of Fort Leavenworth, only one settler, a Spanish prie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
try, in command......May 3, 1699 Jean Baptist Le Moyne Bienville (born in Montreal, Feb. 23, 1680), brother of D'Ibervillthe Mississippi, which sails away after being notified by Bienville that France had taken possession......Sept. 15, 1699 S, 1699 D'Iberville returns from France in company with Bienville, and establishes a fort on the Mississippi, where they arthe Chevalier de Tonti......Jan. 17, 1700 Sauvolle dying, Bienville succeeds him......Aug. 22, 1701 De Muys, appointed govor-general of Louisiana, dies on his way from France, and Bienville continues in command......1707 King grants to Sieur Anhe Cadillac arrives from France as governor, and appoints Bienville lieutenant......May 17, 1713 Bienville makes peace witBienville makes peace with the Choctaw Indians......1715 Governor Cadillac, in search of silver, goes to the Illinois country and incurs the enmity of the Natchez Indians......1715 Bienville ascends the Mississippi to subject the Natchez, and establishes Fort Rosalie i