Sunday, March 16, 2014

La Salle the Explorer

Welcome to the first story-behind-the-alpha! This report is for La Salle, the raccoon alpha, brought to you by Goldcobra! For those who love historical references, this is sure to be a treat. Enjoy!

That mustache dou...

Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, also called La Salle, was born on November 21, 1643 in Rouen, France. He was a Jesuit student for about nine years of his childhood. Even though little else is known about La Salle's early life, there were many things happening in the 1640’s. There were wars, and its winter was so cold that many suffered starvation or disease.

    La Salle soon got permission from the king to explore the New World. After a long voyage, they finally reached their destination they were hoping to find. He then claimed the entire Mississippi River for France, as well as any land where its many streams extended. Even though he claimed the river for his king, he also received credit to this day as the person who first discovered the Great Mississippi. La Salle explored amongst the river from start to finish, then went back to France.

    In 1684, he decided to return to North America. Although, there were many issues on the voyage such as attacks from pirates and poor navigation. When they finally reached North America, they were far from their desired destination.

    When La Salle was exploring in an area close to Texas, he was killed by one of his own men on March 19, 1687. The other explorers on his journey kept moving on, but were all eventually killed by the Native Americans that lived there.


A sad ending to be sure, but it's certainly interesting to learn more about La Salle's namesake! If you'd like to submit a report on your favorite alpha or deity (Mira and Zios), you can send it to animaljamspirit@gmail.com
Happy jamming!

65 comments :

  1. Real Comment:
    Wow, that's really interesting! But killed by your own men... :'(
    ~wingofthesun~

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  2. Yay fourth! Sad story. MLP 4ever!

    Cheers, Sriha123

    PS. Check out my middle school survival blog!

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    1. hello :} lol so random ! i love horses ! so random again im so random hihihihi byebyebyebye!!

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    2. YEAHYEHAYEAH I LOVE MLP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (says me a month later)
      ~Jammer847024

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    3. Maybe Aj named him La Salle to foreshadow his fate in the future... but you never know.

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  3. is this supposed to be about the raccoon? It sounds like human history to me.

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    1. It is human history.

      The raccoon Shaman got it's name "La Salle" from a real French explorer.

      ~Krazy

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    2. It's about what the Raccoon Alpha's name is, and where he got it from.

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    3. It's a human story. But it's where the raccoon alpha got it's name from.
      ~Iris

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    4. lol i meant linkiris iris and link are just the two pieces of my user.. i play zelda so link and then my fav flower is an iris.. sooo....... lol
      ~LINKiris

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  4. 6TH COMMENT!
    -purrclaws

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  5. Has anyone noticed that the second you go into a den, you see a little tennis court?

    Cheers, Sriha123

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    1. I've seen that a lot. Its pretty cool, i like it. I wonder what it came from......

      -Sunshineglade

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    2. I thought it was a football field

      ~Splashedsun

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    3. i get that sometimes... only when i don't have snipping tool up XD

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    4. well, anyone noticed that you get a glitch when you cant type anything on aj??
      ~keep calm and love mangoes~
      ~memango

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    5. I thought it was a basket ball court . . . it looks like that to me.

      ~ zoehipster

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    6. Yeah I saw that, I was all, WHAT IS HAPPENING?!? But yeah, it is pretty cool. I remember going to the Lucky Party and seeing it a lot. They must have fixed the glitch now, because I don't see it anymore.
      ~Jammer847024

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    1. It's cool that you did a whole report on La Salle for us to know about him. c:
      I just realized that pic says "That mustache dou..." X3

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  7. La Salle is also French for "the room" in general. Guess getting 4 years of french is pretty great!

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  8. 2nd! Wow, I have learned this in history in Canada, but wow! I never thought this guy would be the Raccoon Alpha. I feel like reading, time for some Harry Potter!

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  9. Since when does La Salle look like a racoon? Maybe they should of made him a lion.......

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    1. Wow............ ya, they should have


      -Sunshineglade

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    2. cool! my homeroom teacher teaches us spanish
      ~keep calm and love mangoes~
      ~memango

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  10. check out his wig...

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  11. Visit my blog animaljamskylines.blogspot.com for an EASY ONE DAY CONTEST WHERE YOU HAVE TO ENTER A RANDOM WORD AND A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN TOMORROW!! YOU WIN A BETA/RARE TOO!!

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    1. commented on the contest X3 hope i win

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    2. I also commented. And I also want to win because I've neverr won a contest before. D:
      -Cat38876

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    3. *Never

      -Cat38876

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  12. 14th


    -Sunshineglade

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  13. Wow! That sure is interesting info. about La Salle and how AJ made the raccoon Alpha be named after him.
    *I continued my story-it's on this previous post. Thanks if you go read it! ^.^*

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  14. this is not aj related i don't want this kind of info i hate ur blog snowy

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    1. Actually, it kind of IS AJ related.
      Also, Why are there so many Snowyclaw haters? It would be nice to know WHY you people hate snowy and this blog.

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    2. every famous person always has a hater because someone just cat let people be happy.

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    3. Exactly. Why does every famous AJ player have at least one hater? -.-

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    4. It is aj related because La Salle is the name of the Raccoon Alpha in animal jam. This information could relate to him

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    5. well famous ppl almost always have a hater coz the hater is jealous prob no offence
      ~keep calm and love mangoes~
      ~memango

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    6. but aj is a game!! you don't need to have that kind of info. like, who cares? snowyclaw can't make some effort to post a few rares; that's what aj is all about these days... because of Julian2. before julian2 rares were just another item. i feel you, anonymous

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  15. Wow, thanks for the info, Snowy! But it's sad, getting killed by your own men... I wonder why he killed La Salle, though... and to think, he died at the age of, like, 44 or something... D:

    ~jammy25901

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    1. Oops, forgot to log out from my moms account! ANYWAY!

      Comment should have said
      Anon, GoldCobra wrote that, so shouldn't you be thanking goldcobra for the info?

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  16. Hmm... The raccoon alpha might got the name, it might be his historic hero or he's french... ~Ishacool8~

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  17. FUN FACT! (That's my name)
    Interesting fact! (boring, but interesting!) (As you can tell from the name I like Facts so! Yeah!)

    FUN FACT! (This time it's a fun fact, not my name!)
    Did you know some Jammers made a AJ Mystery Incorporated?!
    They were a small group dedicated to solving the mysteries of Jamaa! The group only lasted a little longer then a year, and solved only a few mysteries. But the mysteries they did solve really helped all the other jammers understand more about AJ history!
    Sadly,they weren't very well known. All that hard work and studying to help the Jammers of AJ, and not a single thank you.

    (I know all that stuff because I was there when one of their members solved the Mt-Shivver Mystery (Mt-Shivver use to be an underwater volcano! And it's now a dormant land volcano...)

    I still remember a few of the memers! (there were more, but I forgot)
    Ratratrat11, ratratrat12 (now known as HahaMonkey) and Lavicten

    Please people, thank them! Without them we wouldn't know a 4'th of the stuff we know about AJ history that we do now! A few of them still play AJ! It's not to late to thank them! (okay, it sort of is, but still!)

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    1. FUN FACT:
      Sorry, spelled one of the names wrong.
      the names of all the members who I remember are.
      Ratratrat11
      Ratratrat12 (who is now known as Hahamonkey)
      and Lavikshan.
      There were more members (i know because I saw) but I don't remember them.

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  18. lol this guy discovered the state I live in, Louisiana :D

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    1. Awesome, :3
      -Linkiris

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  19. Yey!!!!!!! i got teh new just joking 5 from Nat Geographic! YESS!
    I also got 3 SIDEKIX PLUSHIES COMING TO MY HOUSE :squee:

    I have a wolf one, that took one week to come...
    ..
    So probuaily my 3 pack has to come in 3 weeks.. :(

    Make a post about Sidekix plushies, Snowy, Endangered, Cute, ANYONE!!

    ~moliy104024

    ps: i saw theendangered in the forest and i was like i met a blog helper in person ouo
    he must be happy because there was no crowd around him just his friend :U
    :hides in bushes as goes back to that moment:
    :3

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    1. wow. good for you, lolololololz
      ~Linkiris

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  20. Interesting post. I've always wondered where Animal Jam got their alpha's names from.

    - silverxmoon

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  21. Please visit my new blog!
    ladykellaaj.blogspot

    -ladykella

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  22. Please fix this post, it was not native americans it was his own men. The Native Americans was a cover up story. His own men killed him due to his failure. I am currently in 7th grade Texas History. He was not killed by Native Americans. It was another story to get Texans and people alike to hate Indians. Native Americans die in a result of the false story.

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    1. It does say that he was killed by his own men

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  23. OMG we were doing some stuff about this guy in school!

    ;~; my friend thinks I'm a nerd because I like to study this kind of stuff, and I hope she reads this

    (Randomness)

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  24. My name is la salle! yay!

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  25. Deiteis..? O,o
    sigh, the weirdness has prevailed and now everyone thinks that Mira is a god.. =.=
    Sorry, i like jamaa lore i just don't like how everyone thinks that Mira and Zios are deities.
    -tigerfort

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  26. I'd like to see a review of Cornelius, the crocodile alpha. I searched his name and it seems to be very interesting

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  27. La Salle is also the name of a prestigious university in the Philippines.

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