Louisiana has a vivid, long and vibrant history. From 1519 to 1682, Spanish explorers such as Alvrez Pieda, lvar Nez Cabeza De Vaca, Hernando De Soto and Sieur De La Salle explored this wonderful land but it was Sieur de la Salle who claimed it for King Louis XIV in 1682. Between 1731 and 1763, Louisiana was a French colony. In 1731, its land was relinquished and given to Spain after much war had taken place. In 1800, it was given back to France. Finally, in 1803, Louisiana came into the hands of the United States of America and officially became the state of Louisiana in 1812.
Although it may have a colorful history, it must not be forgotten that Louisiana has a fantastic present...More