Louisiana (New France)
Louisiana (French: La Louisiane; La Louisiane française) or French Louisiana was an administrative district of New France. It was under French control 1682 to 1762 and 1801 (nominally) to 1803 when France sold it in the Louisiana Purchase. The area was named after King Louis XIV by French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. The area included most of the drainage basin of the Mississippi River, and it went from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and it went from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mountains.
|French colonial Louisiana|
|District of New France|
New France before the Treaty of Utrecht
La Nouvelle-Orléans (after 1722)
|21 March 1801|
|30 April 1803|
• Transferred to the United States
|20 December 1803|
|Political subdivisions||Upper Louisiana;|
|Today part of|| Canada|
Louisiana included two regions. These regions are now known as Upper Louisiana (la Haute-Louisiane), which began north of the Arkansas River, and Lower Louisiana (la Basse-Louisiane). Most of the French people in Upper Louisiana came from Canada.
The U.S. state of Louisiana is named for the historical region. Although it is only a small part of the vast lands claimed by France.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 La Louisiane française 1682-1803, 2002. Although named, "La Louisiane", that name became the French term for the U.S. state of Louisiana, so, by 1879, the colonial region was called La Louisiane française.
- (in French) Site du ministère de la culture française: La Louisiane française (1682–1803)
- (in French) Bibliothèque Nationale de France: La France en Amérique
- (in French) Archives Canada-France: Nouvelle-France. Histoire d'une terre française en Amérique
- (in French) Site personnel de Jean-Pierre Pazzoni: Histoire de la Louisiane française
- (in French) Site de l'association France-Louisiane: Louisiane française. Entretien avec Bernard Lugan
- (in French) Hérodote: 9 avril 1682, Cavelier de la Salle baptise la Louisiane
- (in French) University of Laval: 30 avril 1803: traité d'achat de la Louisiane Archived 2002-05-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Museum of the State of Louisiana
- Fort Rosalie, Mississippi
- New France: 1524–1763
- History of New Orleans