Barbier, Gabriel Minime, Sieur
BARBIER, GABRIEL MINIME, SIEUR (?–1689). Gabriel Minime, Sieur Barbier, early explorer, was probably born in Canada. He accompanied René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, on his trip down the Mississippi River in 1682. He was commissioned lieutenant for La Salle's 1684 voyage to the Gulf of Mexico. The party landed in Texas in February 1685 aboard the Joly.