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The acclaimed historian Robert Weddle reveals the true story of the explorer La Salle and his ship the Belle. An in depth history of the exploration of La Salle and the archaeological dig of the vessel La Belle.

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: Centennial Series of the Assoc

ISBN: UVA:X004477438

Category: History

Page: 327

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The acclaimed historian Robert Weddle reveals the true story of the explorer La Salle and his ship the Belle. An in depth history of the exploration of La Salle and the archaeological dig of the vessel La Belle.

On February 28 , 1680 , La Salle sent Father Hennepin with Michel Accault and Antoine Arguelle , dit Le Picard du Gay , to ascend the Mississippi to the Sioux . On March 2 , 1680 , La Salle himself left Fort Crèvecoeur in Tonti's charge ...

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: Centennial Series of the Assoc

ISBN: UOM:39015050767824

Category: History

Page: 327

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The acclaimed historian Robert Weddle reveals the true story of the explorer La Salle and his ship the Belle. An in depth history of the exploration of La Salle and the archaeological dig of the vessel La Belle.

For a discussion of these traits see Robert S. Weddle, The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001), ch. 3. 5. Claude Bernou to Eusèbe Renaudot, April 11, 1684, in Découvertes, ed.

Author: François Lagarde

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292777934

Category: History

Page: 345

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The flag of France is one of the six flags that have flown over Texas, but all that many people know about the French presence in Texas is the ill-fated explorer Cavelier de La Salle, fabled pirate Jean Laffite, or Cajun music and food. Yet the French have made lasting contributions to Texas history and culture that deserve to be widely known and appreciated. In this book, François Lagarde and thirteen other experts present original articles that explore the French presence and influence on Texas history, arts, education, religion, and business from the arrival of La Salle in 1685 to 2002. Each article covers an important figure or event in the France-Texas story. The historical articles thoroughly investigate early French colonists and explorers, the French pirates and privateers, the Bonapartists of Champ-d’Asile, the French at the Alamo, Dubois de Saligny and French recognition of the Republic of Texas, the nineteenth-century utopists of Icaria and Reunion, and the French Catholic missions. Other articles deal with French immigration in Texas, including the founding of Castroville, Cajuns in Texas, and the French economic presence in Texas today (the first such study ever published). The remaining articles look at painters Théodore and Marie Gentilz, sculptor Raoul Josset, French architecture in Texas, French travelers from Théodore Pavie to Simone de Beauvoir who have written on Texas, and the French heritage in Texas education. More than seventy color and black-and-white illustrations complement the text.
2010-01-01 By François Lagarde

The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle James E. Bruseth, Toni S. Turner ... Robert S. Weddle correctly notes in The Wreck of the Belle , the Ruin of La Salle , pp . 196-213 , that La Salle's colony was not a ...

Author: James E. Bruseth

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443476

Category: History

Page: 159

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An account of the discovery and excavation of the French ship La Belle, shipwrecked in 1686 in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

Wreck. of. La. Belle,. Matagorda. Bay. From the air the body of water called Matagorda Bay looks placid enough, ... La Salle commanded several ships on this voyage, among them L'Aimable, Le Joly, and his flagship La Belle.

Author: David Buisseret

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292719279

Category: History

Page: 206

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The extremely varied geography of Texas, ranging from lush piney woods to arid, mountainous deserts, has played a major role in the settlement and development of the state. To gain full perspective on the influence of the land on the people of Texas, you really have to take to the air—and the authors of Historic Texas from the Air have done just that. In this beautiful book, dramatic aerial photography provides a complete panorama of seventy-three historic sites from around the state, showing them in extensive geographic context and revealing details unavailable to a ground-based observer. Each site in Historic Texas from the Air appears in a full-page color photograph, accompanied by a concise description of the site's history and importance. Contemporary and historical photographs, vintage postcard images, and maps offer further visual information about the sites. The book opens with images of significant natural landforms, such as the Chisos Mountains and the Big Thicket, then shows the development of Texas history through Indian spiritual sites (including Caddo Mounds and Enchanted Rock), relics from the French and Spanish occupation (such as the wreck of the Belle and the Alamo), Anglo forts and methods of communication (including Fort Davis and Salado's Stagecoach Inn), nineteenth-century settlements and industries (such as Granbury's courthouse square and Kreische Brewery in La Grange), and significant twentieth-century locales, (including Spindletop, the LBJ Ranch, and the Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport). For anyone seeking a visual, vital overview of Texas history, Historic Texas from the Air is the perfect place to begin.
2009-06-01 By David Buisseret

Contains an account of how La Belle ran aground and was wrecked plus an account of the excavation of the wreck and what researchers have found on the remains of the ship. Weddle, Robert S. The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle.

Author: Roger M. Carpenter

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313355455

Category: History

Page: 268

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With this guide, major help for term papers relating to Colonial American history has arrived in a volume sure to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. • Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest • Each entry offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as the iPod and iMovie • The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are annotated • Vetted, stable website suggestions and multimedia resources, usually videos, are noted for further viewing • Alternative term paper suggestions encourage role-playing to personalize the learning experience
2009-06-22 By Roger M. Carpenter

18. Robert S. Weddle, The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle, 21–28, quotation on 23. 19. Ibid., 4, 30. 20. Francis Parkman, La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West, 286. 21. Weddle, The Wreck of the Belle, 85–87; Weddle, ...

Author: Donald E. Chipman

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292721807

Category: History

Page: 367

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A revised and expanded edition of an authoritative history presents a complete history of Spanish Texas, including important new discoveries about American Indians and women in early Texas. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.
2010-01-15 By Donald E. Chipman

Map reproduced from Robert S. Weddle, The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle. de La Salle does. He has them eat with him and gives them wine. So they are always in a good mood.”22 Was this camaraderie a factor in the approaching ...

Author: Robert S. Weddle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773967

Category: History

Page: 148

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When Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, landed on the Texas coast in 1685, bent on founding a French colony, his enterprise was doomed to failure. Not only was he hundreds of miles from his intended landfall—the mouth of the Mississippi—but his supply ship, Aimable, was wrecked at the mouth of Matagorda Bay, leaving the colonists with scant provisions and little protection against local Indian tribes. In anger and disgust, he struck out at the ship's captain, Claude Aigron, accusing him of wrecking the vessel purposely and maliciously. Captain Aigron and his crew escaped the doomed colony by returning to France on the warship that had escorted the expedition on its ocean crossing. Soon after reaching France, Aigron found himself defendant in a civil suit filed by two of his officers seeking recompense for lost salary and personal effects, and then imprisoned on order of King Louis XIV while La Salle's more serious accusations were being investigated. In this book, Robert Weddle meticulously recounts, through court documents, the known history of Aigron and the Aimable, and finds that despite La Salle's fervent accusations, the facts of the case offer no clear indictment. The court documents, deftly translated by François Lagarde, reveal Captain Aigron's successful defense and illuminate the circumstances of the wreck with Aigron's testimony. Much is also revealed about the French legal system and how the sea laws of the period were applied through the French government's L'Ordonnance de la Marine.
2010-01-01 By Robert S. Weddle

Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1941. Parkman, Francis. La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West. New York: The Modern Library, 1999. Weddle, Robert S. The Wreck of the Belle, The Ruin of La Salle.

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438128870

Category: Explorers

Page: 111

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La Salle is one of the best-known but least-understood explorers of human history. Celebrated for following the Mississippi to its mouth in present-day Louisiana, he was also berated for failing to relocate that same area when he came by sea. Justly known as the greatest of the canoe-carrying and paddle-wielding Frenchmen of his time, he was a failure when it came to colonization and conquest. There was greatness within him, including a powerful will to succeed, but there was also sheer stubbornness, which cost him when he attempted to create a French colony in what is now Texas. In Robert de La Salle, read about a man whose journeys encouraged explorers from other European nations to survey the southeastern United States.

82 Weddle, Robert S. The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle. College Station: Texas A&M Press, ... Investigates La Salle's involvement in the 1686 sinking of La Belle off the Texas coast. Explains that La Salle was indeed ...

Author: Raymond D. Irwin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829222

Category: History

Page: 326

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This volume offers a complete listing and description of books published on early America between 2001 and 2005. • The book is organized thematically to facilitate research • Extensive author indexes and guides to important works for the time period are provided • The most important books in each subject (e.g., gender, politics) are enumerated based on frequency of citation
2013-01-03 By Raymond D. Irwin