The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 102, July 1998 - April, 1999 Page: 19
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Cover: Jean l'Archeveque and Jacques Grollet, survivors of Ren6 Robert
Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's disastrous expedition to Texas in 1685, re-
mained with the Cenis (Tejas) Indians following La Salle's assassination.
Unhappy in their situation, they gave this painting of a European frigate
on parchment to Choumay (Jumano) and Cibola Indians to deliver to
the Spaniards in Nueva Vizcaya. The note written on the parchment ex-
plains that they were Frenchmen who wished to return to civilization.
Eventually they gave themselves up to Alonso de Le6n's expedition in
1689. Courtesy Archivo General de Indias, Seville.
Artifacts from the remarkable experiences of La Salle and his fellow
French colonists in Texas are the subject of an article in this issue which
focuses on the recently excavated cannons from the site of the colony's
Fort St. Louis. The discovery in the last several years of two of La Salle's
sunken ships-the Belle and the Aimable-have produced thousands of
artifacts, some of which can be seen in a travelling exhibit reviewed in
this issue on page 12o. This summer the TSHA will publish The La Salle
Expedition to Texas: The Journal of Henri Joutel, 1684-1687, edited and
with an introduction by William C. Foster, the definitive English edition
of Henri Joutel's classic account of the La Salle expedition's travels to
and across Texas.
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