La Salle

La Salle: “Wilderness martyr or deceitful lunatic?”

The conspirators stripped his corpse and left it for the wolves. On March 19, 1786, somewhere in the trackless wilderness of southern Texas, the French explorer Cavalier de La Salle approached the camp of a party he had sent ahead to find food. La Salle sensed that something was wrong and shouted “Where is my nephew?” “Gone to the dogs,” was the reply.