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History of Louisiana Illustrated 1774 Together unknown The memoir recounts Le Page's years in the Louisiana colony from to when he learned the Natchez language and befriended native leaders He gives lengthy descriptions of Natchez society and its culture including the funeral rituals associated with the death of Tattooed Serpent the second highest ranking chief among the people It also includes his account of Moncacht apé a Yazoo explorer who told him of completing travel to the Pacific Coast and back likely in the late th or early th century Through this traveler Le Page learned of oral traditions held by indigenous people of the West Coast They told of the first Native Americans reaching North America by a land bridge from Asia Le Page's book was carried as a guide by the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it explored the Louisiana Purchase starting in On May Le Page left La Rochelle France with men on one of three ships bound for Louisiana He arrived on August Le Page lived in La Louisiane from to ; about half of the period to he lived near Fort Rosalie and Natchez on the Mississippi River He had land and cultivated tobacco When Le Page wrote his memoir than a decade after returning to France he used the verbatim words of many of his Native informants rather than describing the manners and customs of t

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[Reading] ➶ History of Louisiana [Illustrated] (1774) By Le Page Du Pratz – Tushna-hram.ru Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz 1695–1775 was an ethnographer historian and naturalist who is best known for his 1774 book History of Louisiana History of Louisiana covers the pre United States histoReading History of Louisiana Illustrated 1774 By Le Page Du Pratz Tushna hramru Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz 1695–1775 was an ethnographer historian and naturalist who is best known for his 1774 book History of Louisiana History of Louisiana covers the pre United States histo Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz – was an ethnographer historian and naturalist who is best known for his book History of Louisiana History of Louisiana covers the pre United States history of the Midwest and much of the South including the following states Missouri Illinois Indiana Louisiana Arkansas Mississippi Alabama Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota History of PDF or and Wisconsin The Louisiana being referred to by the author in this book's title is describes as that part of North America which is bounded on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; on the east by Carolina an English colony and by a part of Canada; on the west by New Mexico; and on the north in part by Canada; in part it extends without any assignable bounds to the Terrae Incognitae adjoining to Hudson’s Bay Its breadth is about two hundred leagues extending between the Spanish and English settlements; its length undetermined as being al

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He Indians in the detached fashion of so many later colonial authors Pratz says that the French word Mississippi is a contraction of the Indian term Meact Chassipi which literally denotes the ancient father of rivers Le Page lived at Natchez from to under the colonization scheme organized by John Law and the Company of the Indies His familiarity with the local Natchez and knowledge of their language and customs is the basis for some of the uniue aspects of his writings He returned to New Orleans in to take an appointment as manager of the Company's plantation across from the river from the city; he managed slaves in the cultivation of tobacco By this move he avoided being killed in the so called Natchez Rebellion or Natchez Massacre of Tensions and retaliatory attacks had escalated as European settlers encroached on Indian territory During the uprising by the Natchez Chickasaw and Yazoo which Le Page described in detail the Natives destroyed Fort Rosalie and killed nearly all of the male French colonists there Popular opinion in France depreciated the vast resources of the great province of the Mississippi basin The first purpose of M du Pratz was to correct false impressions and to give the intelligent French public a true view of the great fertile valley of the New Worl