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French colonization of Texas - Wikipedia


The French colonization of Texas began with Fort Saint Louis in present-day southeastern Texas. It was established in 1685 near Arenosa Creek and Matagorda Bay by explorer Robert Cavelier de La Sall...

FRENCH | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical ...


Jun 12, 2010 ... In April 1817 the French pirate Jean Laffite set up a "republic" on Galveston ... at Matagorda in July 1842, but his efforts to found a colony failed.

LA SALLE'S TEXAS SETTLEMENT | The Handbook of Texas Online ...


Jun 15, 2010 ... ... Salle, established a French settlement on the Texas coast in summer 1685, ... From October 1685 to January 1687 La Salle left the colony on ...

The Colony HS / Homepage - Lewisville ISD


LISD Profile: The Colony High School Teacher Kim Mosely ... LISD is the only district chosen in Texas is among a small set of school systems across the country ...

Fort St. Louis - Texas Beyond History


Spanish map of the French settlement, showing positions of eight cannons. ... The story of this ill-timed and misplaced effort to establish a French colony is told in ...

French Exiles in Spanish Texas--Champ d'Asile


French exiles in Texas hope for a return of Napoleon. ... Hartmann and Millard, members of the Champ d'Asile Colony, recently returned to France. Cover page ...

French in Texas: History, Migration, Culture, The - H-Net Reviews


Common Ground: French Contributions to Texas ... whatever hopes the French Crown had of establishing a successful colony in the late-seventeenth century.

Fort St. Louis|French Settle Texas Territory - Fort Tumbleweed


Len Kubiak's Texas History Series|The History of the French Settlement, Fort St. ... In 1721, the Spanish built a fort over the ruins of the failed French colony, Fort ...

La Salle and French Exploration in Early Texas. - Texas Escapes


Jul 1, 2011 ... Excited by his discovery, La Salle returned to France, determined to convince the king that a French colony must be established on the Gulf of ...