The Department of French and Italian

Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Cauvin reflects on the France-Texas Relationship for Texas Standard.

Mon, July 16, 2018
Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Cauvin reflects on the France-Texas Relationship for Texas Standard.
The French Legation in Austin

"Jean-Pierre Cauvin says the French flag is one of six to have flown over Texas. It happened during a period of early colonization, from 1685 to 1690. But France did not abandon its claim to Texas until November of 1762, when the Treaty of Fontainebleau, which ceded to Spain much of France’s territory west of the Mississippi River." Full article can be found here

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