In the summer of 1682, La Salle reestablished his team. He sailed down to Mississippi River with eighteen Indian members. La Salle gave Mississippi River basin its name “La Louisiane”. This name was given in honor of King Louis XIV who was also known as the Sun King. La Salle claimed this entire basin for France. (Parkman, 2004) Today this region is known as Memphis which is a city of the state of Tennessee.