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By François Lagarde

The flag of France is likely one of the six flags that experience flown over Texas, yet all that many folks find out about the French presence in Texas is the ill-fated explorer Cavelier de l. a. Salle, fabled pirate Jean Laffite, or Cajun track and nutrition. but the French have made lasting contributions to Texas background and tradition that should be widely recognized and favored. during this ebook, François Lagarde and 13 different specialists current unique articles that discover the French presence and effect on Texas historical past, arts, schooling, faith, and company from the arriving of l. a. Salle in 1685 to 2002.

Each article covers a big determine or occasion within the France-Texas tale. The ancient articles completely examine early French colonists and explorers, the French pirates and privateers, the Bonapartists of Champ-d'Asile, the French on the Alamo, Dubois de Saligny and French popularity of the Republic of Texas, the nineteenth-century utopists of Icaria and Reunion, and the French Catholic missions. different articles care for French immigration in Texas, together with the founding of Castroville, Cajuns in Texas, and the French financial presence in Texas this day (the first such examine ever published). the rest articles examine painters Théodore and Marie Gentilz, sculptor Raoul Josset, French structure in Texas, French tourists from Théodore Pavie to Simone de Beauvoir who've written on Texas, and the French history in Texas schooling. greater than seventy colour and black-and-white illustrations supplement the text.

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Concerning the brothers’ relationship see especially The Journal of Jean Cavelier, ed. Jean Delanglez, 28–30; La Salle to “one of his associates” (Thouret), September 29, 1680, quoted in Weddle, Wreck of the Belle, 60. Jean Cavelier’s behavior that deprived the colonists of any chance of rescue is told by Joutel, “Voyage de M. de La Salle,” 464–534, passim. 16. “Récit de ce qui s’est passé de plus remarquable dans le voyage de MM. Dollier et Gallinée,” in Découvertes, ed. Margry, 1:112–133. Frances Gaither, Fatal River: The Life and Death of La Salle (New York: H.

Louis, nommée par les Espagnols St. Bernard, is included as an extra sheet in Béranger’s Discovery, ed. Wagner. It is reproduced in Robert S. Weddle, The French Thorn: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682–1762 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1991), 220–221, fig. 12, and in Jack Jackson, Flags along the Coast, Charting the Gulf of Mexico, 1519–1759: A Reappraisal (Austin: Austin Book Club, 1993), 68. 10. Béranger, “Mémoire”; Devin’s map. 11. ” 12. From the account of Garcilaso de la Vega in The De Soto Chronicles: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America in 1539–1543, ed.

3 AMBIVALENT SUCCESSES AND SUCCESSFUL FAILURES St. Denis, Aguayo, and Juan Rodríguez PAT R I C I A R . 1 Sculpted and cast in bronze in Fort Worth, Texas, by Larry Crowder, this bust of St. Denis was erected in modern Natchitoches, Louisiana, as a lasting memorial to the historic bond between Quebec, Louisiana, and Texas. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Memorial Library, Cammie G. Henry Research Center. Looming large in the colonial history of a region extending northeast from present-day Mexico through Texas and Louisiana to Florida is the figure of Louis Juchereau de St.

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