Officially, he was commandant general 1717-25 and royal governor 1732-43. He founded New Orleans in 1718 and secured Louisiana's frontiers by military prowess, experience, ability to negotiate with native allies, and diplomacy, keeping a small, sickly French colony caught between the Spanish and British empires alive. He retired voluntarily to France in 1743.
Author PETER N. MOOGK
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...