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Father of Louisiana
Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. (Sketch by Janis Blair)

Immigration and Settlement

In 1698, nobleman Pierre le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, a Canadian war hero, was selected along with his younger brother, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, to lead the expedition to establish a settlement and a French military outpost near the Mississippi River... Read More