The Natchez Revolt

The Natchez Revolt (HM2JPD)

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N 31° 33.394', W 91° 24.607'

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le revolte de Natchez

— Fort Rosalie —

English Early on the morning of November 28th, 1729, a group of 30 Natchez Indians with their
hereditary chief, the Great Sun, arrived at Fort Rosalie armed with muskets and announced
their plan to brinq meat back to the French from their deer hunt that day. At the same
time, small groups of Natchez men showed up at all the French settlers' homes under
various pretenses for trade of chickens and corn for powder and bullets.
Suddenly the group gathered at Fort Rosalie raised their muskets and fired on the French
soldiers, killing them all. The sound of gunfire at the fort signaled death by musket fire or
war clubs for white males at all the French houses, before they were scalped and
beheaded. Some French women and children were killed as well, but most were taken as
slaves and hostages along with many of the colony's 200 enslaved Africans. A number of
the Africans, however, took advantage of the opportunity to fight for their own freedom
by assisting the Natchez in their uprising against the French.
Only about 20 Frenchmen escaped the massacre. The Natchez looted and burned the
wooden French fort as well as the houses and storehouses of the settlement. They raided
the French galley loaded with European trade merchandise that lay docked Under-the-Hill,
as well as the hundreds of acres of tobacco standing



shoulder-high in the fields.French Tôt le matin du 28 novembre 1729, un qroupe de 30 Indiens Natchez avec leur chef
héréditaire, le Grand Soleil, arriva au Fort Rosalie armé de fusils. Il annonça leur intention
de ramener aux Français la viande de leur chasse au cerf ce jour-là. Dans le même temps,
des petits groupes d'hommes Natchez se présentèrent à tous les foyers des colons français
sous divers prétextes pour échanger des poulets et du mais pour de la poudre et des balles.
Soudainement, le groupe de Fort Rosalie leva leurs mousquets et tira sur les soldats français,
les tuant tous. Le bruit des coups de feu au fort signala la mort par tirs de mousquets ou de
bâtons de guerre dans toutes les maisons françaises, avant qu'ils ne soient scalpés et
décapités. Des femmes et des enfants français ont également été tués, mais la plupart ont
été pris comme esclave et comme otage avec la plupart des 200 Africains asservis de la
colonie. Un certain nombre d'Africains, cependant,, ont profité de l'occasion pour se battre
pour leur propre liberté en aidant les Natchez dans leur soulèvement contre les Français.
Seulement une vingtaine de Français ont échappé au massacre. Les Natchez ont pillé et
brûlé le fort français en bois ainsi que les maisons et les entrepôts de la colonie. Ils ont
attaqué la galère française chargée de marchandises commerciales d'Europe, qui était
accostée à Under-the-Hill, ainsi que des centaines d'acres de tabac qui atteignait la hauteur
des'épaules.
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Date Added Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 650900 N 3492382
Decimal Degrees31.55656667, -91.41011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.394', W 91° 24.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 23.64" N, 91° 24' 36.42" W
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