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François-Marie Patorni
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I am a French American and an independent scholar specializing in the history of the French-speaking people in New Mexico and the American southwest.

After a career at the World Bank in Washington D.C., I moved to New Mexico in 2004. Here, I realized the extraordinarily rich history of the French, French Canadians, and other French-speaking people in New Mexico over the last four centuries. And so, I embarked on my great chase for the French-speaking people in New Mexico and their descendants, and discovered an unexpected number of them.

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