Lasalle, the Mississippi, and the Gulf

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1987-12-01
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
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Three centuries after the French explorer La Salle was murdered in the Texas wilds, this volume presents translations of three obscure documents that broaden the view of the man and his exploits. The first non-Spanish effort to settle areas along the Gulf of Mexico is seen from the perspectives of La Salle's engineer; a Spanish pilot who searched for the French colony; and two French lads who, orphaned as a result of the Fort Saint-Louis massacre, lived first among the Texas Indians, then the Spaniards.

Table of Contents

List of Platesp. vi
List of Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Exploration of the Mississippi
The Minet Relation: Journey by Riverp. 17
Voyage Made from Canada Inland Going Southward during the Year 1682p. 29
The Voyage to the Gulf
Minet's Journal: The Cruise of the Jolyp. 71
Journal of Our Voyage to the Gulf of Mexicop. 83
The Spanish Search
The Enriquez Barroto Diary: Voyage of the Piraguasp. 129
The Enriquez Barroto Diaryp. 149
The French Survivors
The Talon Interrogations: A Rare Perspectivep. 209
Voyage to the Mississippi through the Gulf of Mexicop. 225
Commentaries on the Interrogations
Ethnological Datap. 259
Natural Historyp. 274
Karankawa Linguistic Datap. 288
Bibliographyp. 303
Contributorsp. 315
Indexp. 317
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