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Cultural Encounters - Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Cultural Encounters tells the story of the famous explorer Sieur de La Salle and the Karankawa Indians of South Texas. The exhibit showcases artifacts from La Salle’s ship La Belle, which wrecked in Matagorda Bay in 1686. See artifacts recovered from the wreck, from pieces of the ship to the personal items of the sailors! The display also includes artifacts recovered from local Native American settlements, including items salvaged from La Belle, showing how cultures mixed in South Texas.

LaSalle Odyssey