Temple of the Natzchez (upper image) and House of
the Chief (lower).
An elaborate circular procession of eight
men bringing the dead body of Tattooed serpent to the Temple. Du Pratz listed the
human sacrifices as including his favorite wife, his second wife, his Chancellor, his
doctor, his head servant, his pipe bearer, a few old women, and a noble woman name
La Glorieuse by the french.
The Great Sun (king) carried on a palanquin to the Harvest Festival.
Stomp dance composed of an inner circle
of women and an outer circle of men. Almost all of the women hold moderate size
drums while the men shake gourd or turtle shell rattles.
Map of Fort Rosalie and Natchez villages
ca. 1728 and associated with B. Michel le Bouten. Original in the National Archives
of Portugal in Lisbon.
Details of French and Natchez settlements.