Tejano History

Meunier, Pierre

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        MEUNIER, PIERRE (1670–?). Pierre Meunier, a member of the La Salle expedition, was born in Paris in 1670, the son of Louis Meunier, Sieur de Preville. He remained among the East Texas Indians following La Salle's murder. After his rescue by Alonso De León, he gave significant testimony in Mexico concerning events of the La Salle incursion and returned to Texas with Domingo Terán de los Ríos as interpreter of Indian languages. Never permitted to return to France, he became a soldier and settler in New Mexico. By 1696 he was in Santa Fe, where he filed written information on himself in 1699 before disappearing from the record. When testifying in Mexico, he claimed his father's title for himself.


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