Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Henri de Tonti
Henri de Tonti
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: WikiWikiup
W Henri de Tonti Blvd, Tontitown
W Henri de Tonti Blvd, Tontitown
Published: 2015/07/11
Channel: Luther Mitchell jr.
630  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
630 W Henri De Tonti BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: RE/MAX Mid-states & Dixie
Girl Can
Girl Can't Look Up. Evidence of Subluxation with Chiropractic correction
Published: 2016/07/02
Channel: DrCharles Cunico
2015 PHS Henri de Tonti Award a for Outstanding Principled Community Leadership
2015 PHS Henri de Tonti Award a for Outstanding Principled Community Leadership
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: Frank Blain
How to pronounce Henri de Tonti (Italian/Italy) - PronounceNames.com
How to pronounce Henri de Tonti (Italian/Italy) - PronounceNames.com
Published: 2014/02/08
Channel: Pronounce Names
Homes for sale - 630  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Homes for sale - 630 W Henri De Tonti BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: RE/MAX Associates - Fayetteville, AR
How to Pronounce Tonti, Henri De
How to Pronounce Tonti, Henri De
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Dictionary Voice
13.58 Ac  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
13.58 Ac W Henri De Tonti BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: RE/MAX Mid-states & Dixie
Arkansas Post
Arkansas Post
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: WikiWikiup
How to Pronounce Tonty, Henri De
How to Pronounce Tonty, Henri De
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Dictionary Voice
678-680  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
678-680 W Henri De Tonti BLVD Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: RE/MAX Mid-states & Dixie
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: WikiWikiup
Buy a Tractor in North West Arkansas or South West Missouri Tractor For Sale
Buy a Tractor in North West Arkansas or South West Missouri Tractor For Sale
Published: 2010/12/05
Channel: nod32foryou
Homes for sale - 630  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Homes for sale - 630 W Henri De Tonti BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: RE/MAX Associates - Fayetteville, AR
Homes for sale - 13.58 Ac  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Homes for sale - 13.58 Ac W Henri De Tonti BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: RE/MAX Associates - Fayetteville, AR
Homes for sale - 678-680  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Homes for sale - 678-680 W Henri De Tonti BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: RE/MAX Associates - Fayetteville, AR
How to Pronounce Henri De Tonti
How to Pronounce Henri De Tonti
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Dictionary Voice
Homes for sale - 6.82 Ac  W Henri De Tonti  BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Homes for sale - 6.82 Ac W Henri De Tonti BLVD, Tontitown, AR 72762
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: RE/MAX Associates - Fayetteville, AR
Fort Crevecoeur
Fort Crevecoeur
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: WikiWikiup
Explore The Peoria Skyline On A Beautiful Day!
Explore The Peoria Skyline On A Beautiful Day!
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Christine Lowery -Beachcricket
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Jus
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Jus
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Just Drive Auto
How to Pronounce Henri De Tonty
How to Pronounce Henri De Tonty
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Dictionary Voice
2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback w/MAnu for sale in
2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback w/MAnu for sale in
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 4dr SUV for sale in Springdale, AR 7276
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 4dr SUV for sale in Springdale, AR 7276
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
How to Pronounce Henri De La T D
How to Pronounce Henri De La T D'auvergne De Turenne
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Dictionary Voice
How to Pronounce Henri De La T Dauvergne De Turenne
How to Pronounce Henri De La T Dauvergne De Turenne
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: Dictionary Voice
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Sedan for sale in Springd
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 4dr Sedan for sale in Springd
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Jus
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Jus
Published: 2016/03/29
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at J
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at J
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 BMW X3 3.0si AWD 4dr SUV for sale in Springdale, AR 727
2007 BMW X3 3.0si AWD 4dr SUV for sale in Springdale, AR 727
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV w/V6 for sale in Springdale,
2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV w/V6 for sale in Springdale,
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L I4 5A) for sale in Spri
2007 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L I4 5A) for sale in Spri
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2002 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR 727
2002 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR 727
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2004 Pontiac Vibe Base Fwd 4dr Wagon for sale in Springdale,
2004 Pontiac Vibe Base Fwd 4dr Wagon for sale in Springdale,
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L I4 5A) for sale in Spri
2007 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L I4 5A) for sale in Spri
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2013 MINI Hardtop Cooper 2dr Hatchback for sale in Springdal
2013 MINI Hardtop Cooper 2dr Hatchback for sale in Springdal
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2008 Honda CR-V EX for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Just
2008 Honda CR-V EX for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at Just
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Just Drive Auto
Hi-Tech Chiropractic Occiput Adjustment
Hi-Tech Chiropractic Occiput Adjustment
Published: 2013/04/27
Channel: DrCharles Cunico
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition for sale in Springdale, AR
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition for sale in Springdale, AR
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR
2007 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale,
2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale,
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
Secured Cards|Credit Building Expert|Deshacerse de las colecciones|Peoria Illinois
Secured Cards|Credit Building Expert|Deshacerse de las colecciones|Peoria Illinois
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Your Guide To-Diabetes Community-Peoria-Donate Today
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at J
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i for sale in Springdale, AR 72762 at J
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Just Drive Auto
How to Pronounce Henri De La T. D
How to Pronounce Henri De La T. D'auvergne De Turenne
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Dictionary Voice
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe CVT for sale in Springda
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe CVT for sale in Springda
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
How does a boat man play his boat on the river most amazing video?  Watch it now & enjoy yourself.
How does a boat man play his boat on the river most amazing video? Watch it now & enjoy yourself.
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: 24latest Movies
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan 6A for sale in Springd
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan 6A for sale in Springd
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT for sale in Springdale, AR
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT for sale in Springdale, AR
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Just Drive Auto
2008 Volvo S80 3.2 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR 7276
2008 Volvo S80 3.2 4dr Sedan for sale in Springdale, AR 7276
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Just Drive Auto
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Henri de Tonti

Henri de Tonti (1649/50 – August 1704) was an Italian soldier, explorer, and fur trader in the service of France.[1]

Early life[edit]

Henri de Tonti, an Italian from the Kingdom of Naples, was most likely born near Gaeta, Italy, in either 1649 or 1650. He was the son of Lorenzo de Tonti, a financier and former governor of Gaeta. Alphonse de Tonti, one of the founders of what is now Detroit, was his younger brother.

His father, Lorenzo, was involved in a revolt against the Spanish viceroy in Naples, Italy, and was forced to seek political asylum in France around the time of Henri's birth.

In 1668, Henri joined the French Army and later served in the French Navy. During the Third Anglo-Dutch War, Henri was part of the French troups that King Louis XIV sent to Sicily in 1675 under the Command of The Duke of Vivonne to support the rebellion of the important town of Messina (circa 100.000 inhabitants in 1674) against the crown of Spain. Tonty took part in the military operations in the village of Gesso, up the hills near Messina and he lost his hand in a grenade explosion. From that time on, wore a prosthetic hook covered by a glove, thus earning the nickname "Iron Hand". Among the officers fighting beside the French expedition corps, there were the brothers Antonio and Thomas Crisafy, who years later Tonty will have the chance to meet again in Nouvelle France. [1]

Exploring with La Salle[edit]

La Salle's expeditions on the Mississippi

In the summer of 1678, Tonti journeyed with René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, who recognized him as an able associate. La Salle left Tonti to hold Fort Crèvecoeur in Illinois, while La Salle returned to Ontario.

In the spring of 1682, Tonti journeyed with La Salle on his descent of the Mississippi River. Tonti's letters and journals are valuable source materials on these explorations.

When La Salle returned to France in 1683, he left Tonti behind to hold Fort Saint Louis on the Illinois River.[2] He was to relinquish this control for a period to Louis-Henri de Baugy, under the orders of Frontenac. Three years later, he learned from remnants of La Salle's ill-fated Texas settlement that La Salle was attempting to ascend the Mississippi River. De Tonti proceeded south on his own in an attempt to meet La Salle on his ascent. He failed to find La Salle and made it to the Gulf of Mexico before turning back. He left several men near the mouth of the Arkansas River to establish a trading post there on land granted to him by La Salle for his service. This location would become the historical Arkansas Post, the first permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi region.[3]

Wars with English settlers[edit]

During 1687, Tonti was engaged in wars with the English and their Iroquois allies. In 1688, he returned to Fort Saint Louis and found members of La Salle's party who concealed the fact of La Salle's death. Tonti sent out parties to find survivors and then started out himself in October 1689.

Tonti travelled up the Red River and reached the Caddo villages in northeastern Texas in the spring of 1690. The Caddo offered him no assistance, and he was forced to withdraw.

Life in lower French Louisiana[edit]

Tonti experienced several financial difficulties in the 1690s, and in early 1700, he commenced a journey down the Mississippi to make contact with Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville,[1] who had established the Louisiana (New France) colony. Tonti reached French Louisiana and joined the colony.

In 1702, at Old Mobile, he was chosen by Iberville as an ambassador to the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes and conducted several negotiations.[1] De Tonti, for whom the historic district north of present-day downtown Mobile is named, returned to the Old Mobile Site, with three Chickasaw chiefs and four Choctaw chiefs. The chiefs were rivals, but after Iberville had finished addressing them and presenting them gifts of guns and ammunition, they agreed to aid the settlers. The 22-year-old Bienville (a younger brother of Iberville) translated for Iberville.[4]

Tonti also led punitive expeditions from 1696 until 1704, with his cousin De Liette.

In August 1704 Tonti contracted yellow fever and died at Old Mobile, north of present-day Mobile, Alabama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "A tour of Mobile's first 100 years", staff reporter, The Press-Register, Mobile, AL, 2002-02-24, webpage: MobReg-2.
  2. ^ Fort Saint Louis (Illinois) is distinct from the Fort Saint Louis founded in French colonization of Texas.
  3. ^ Kathleen DuVal (February 6, 2013). "Arkansas Post". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved June 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Henri de Tonti Historical Marker". Retrieved August 9, 2009. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license