Tejano History

Membre, Zenobe

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       MEMBRÉ, ZÉNOBE (?–?). Recollect friar Zénobe Membré accompanied René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, on his descent of the Mississippi River in 1682 and his voyage to the Gulf of Mexico in 1684. A narrative of the Mississippi exploration has been attributed to him, although some scholars dispute his authorship, claiming the account was compiled after his death with little benefit from his writings. Membré was a cousin of Chrétien Le Clercq, who published the account in his Premier établissement de la foi dans la Nouvelle France in 1690.


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