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This book identifies the real petit Jean of history who became memorialized in Arkansas Oral Legends and at a beautiful State Park. That real Petit Jean was a 1687 casualty of the tragedy-filled Expedition of Robert Caveelier de La Salle.
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Dr. Lee W. Woodard, a minister and Hospice Chaplain in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, is also a historian, with a specialty of Early French Expeditions to Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He is the author of "Secret La Salle Monument and Historical Marker" which explains the Heavener Runestone as a 1687 creation of Jimmy Hiens to honor Robert Cavelier de La Salle and to tell his Oklahoma burial location. Woodard has Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. His most recent book, "Petit Jean's Mountain" identifies La Salel Expedition Member, de Marne, as the real Petit Jean memorialized in Arkansas Oral Legend.Review:
"A fascinating true life story of a terrible tragedy well remembered." -- an Oklahoma reader
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Book Description Lasallemonument.com. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0970234910I4N00
Book Description L.W. Woodard, 2001. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0970234910 2001 inscribed and signed revised edition, L.W. Woodard (Sallisaw, Oklahoma), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall paperbound, 138 pp. Signed errata slip laid in. Very slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with a 1/8-inch closed tear to the top edge of the front cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on the blank front free-endpaper and the title page. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this unusual exploration of the author's theory that seven fleeing survivors of La Salle's infamous 1684-1687 French expedition to Texas were at what is now known as Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas on St. Jean's Day, June 24, 1687, when one of them, a young French noble named de Marne, drown in the nearby Arkansas River and was buried near the top of the mountain. ~B~ Contents: Introduction; Introducing the Mountain; Learning the Truth About Legends; The Most Certain Legends About Petit Jean; Secret La Salle Monument and Historical Marker / Involvement with Petit Jean; La Salle's 1686 Expedition Reached Eastern Oklahoma Arkansas River Valley; Jimmy Hiens' Secret La Salle Monument; The Seven Who Headed Downstream into Legends of Petit Jean; The Fight of the Seven to Petit Jean; The Tragic Death, Funeral, Burial; Comparison of the Legends and History; Twenty-eight Striking Similarities; Was Petit Jean de Marne Really Petite Jeanne de Marne?; Conclusion; Index. Seller Inventory # B-0861-6334