The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003 Page: 281
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THE LA SALLE EXPEDITION TO TEXAS
THE JOURNAL OF HENRI JOUTEL, 1684-1687
Edited and with an introduction by William C. Foster
Translated byJohanna S. Warren
The La Salle Expedition to Texas presents the definitive
English translation of HenriJoutel's classic account of
Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle's 1684-1687
expedition to establish a fort and colony near the mouth
of the Mississippi River. La Salle landed at Matagorda
Bay, Texas, instead, part of a journey of epic proportions
that was in trouble from almost the beginning.
Written from detailed notes taken
during this journey, Joutel'sjour-
nal is the most comprehensive and
authoritative account available of
this dramatic story of adventure
and misadventure in Texas. Joutel,
who served as post commander for
La Salle, describes in accurate and
colorful detail the daily experi-
ences and precise route La Salle's
party followed in 1687 from the
Texas coast to the Mississippi
River. By carefully comparing Joutel's compass direc-
tions and detailed descriptions to maps and geographic
locations, Foster has established where La Salle was mur-
dered by his men, and has corrected many erroneous
geographic interpretations French and American schol-
ars made during the past century.
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