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Dr Carl Ekberg

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Compiled by Jim Moyer 2014, updated 3/17/2017

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July 8, 2014,

Dr Carl  Ekberg

board member

of the F&I War Foundation

was awarded

La Medaille d’Or du Merite  Francophone

by the French Ambassador, Francois Delattre   

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Below is a video of the event.

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Click on: Dr Carl Ekberg has written the following books

Click on: video of event

 

To recap:

Tues. July 8th, 2014

Dr. Carl  Ekberg  (serving on the board of the F&I War Foundation) was awarded a  gold medal of merit (La Medaille d’Or du Merite  Francophone)  in recognition  of his devotion to developing cultural ties between the United States and  France.  Carl was nominated for this  prestigious honor by La Renaissance Francoise – USA.

 

This award was presented by His  Excellency Francois Delattre , the French Ambassador to the U.S., at the French  Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.

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Carl graciously accepted  along with 5 other recipients of gold medals for their accomplishments in other  areas.  Many of the French and Indian War Board members from Winchester were present to support their fellow board member.

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Carl  has been decorated with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes  Academiques. He  has written  several books on French Colonial History  in America which bring to life that  French Universe of the Pays de Illinois,   the colonial settlements of the  middle Mississippi River valley.

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 St Louis Rising book

Thursday April 30, 2015

Dr Carl Ekberg , Board member of the French and Indian War Foundation, and Sharon Person, authors of “St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange De Bellerive,” stopped by

St. Louis on the Air, hosted by Don Marsh,  to provide historical insight, challenging the often told story

about the discovery of St. Louis.

dr carl ekberg st louis rising radio show

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Published Works

  • The Failure of Louis XIV’s Dutch War, 1979

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  • A Cultural, Geographical, and Historical Study of the Pine Ford Lake Project Area, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and St, Francois Counties, Missouri, 1981 – written with Edward P. Jelks and Joan I. Unsicker

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  • LaSalle and his Legacy: Fenchmen and Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1982

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  • Colonial Ste. Genevieve, French Roots in the Illinois Country, Patrice Press, 1985 – reprinted 2014

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  • Excavations at the Laurens Site: probable location of Ford De Chartres, 1989 – written with Edward B. Jelks and Terrance J. Martin

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  • The Legacy: A Survey of the Historical Architecture of the Town of Normal, 1998 – written with Ann Patton Malone and William D. Walters

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  • French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times, University of Illinois Press, 1998

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  • Francois Valle and His World: Upper Louisiana Before Lewis and Clark, University of Missouri Press, 2002

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  • Louis Bolduc: His Family and His House, 2002 – written with Anton J. Pregaldin

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  • Code Noir: The Colonial Slave Laws of French Mid-America, 2005 – written with Grady Kilman and Pierre Lebeau

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  • Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country, University of Illinois Press, 2007

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  • A French Aristocrat in the American West: The Shattered Dreams of De Lassus De Luzières, University of Missouri, 2010

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  • The Failure of Louis XIV’s Dutch War, University of North Carolina Press, 2011

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  • St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Lois St. Ange de Bellerive, University of Illinois Press, 2015 – written with Sharon K. Person

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MORE PHOTOS OF

awards given at the French Embassy.

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July 8, 2014, Dr Carl  Ekberg  (board member of the F&I War Foundation) was awarded La Medaille d’Or du Merite  Francophone by the French Ambassador, Francois Delattre

 

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French and Indian War Foundation Board Members came to the French Ambassador’s residence to see the ceremony of award Dr Carl Ekberg this medal:

 

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