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Colonial Natchitoches number twenty-nine Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest Andrés Tijerina, General Editor series board Alwyn Barr James Crisp Rebecca Sharpless Eric Van Young A4542.indb i A4542.indb i 11/20/07 12:23:09 PM 11/20/07 12:23:09 PM A4542.indb ii A4542.indb ii 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM Colonial Natchitoches A CREOLE COMMUNITY ON THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER H. Sophie Burton and F. Todd Smith Texas A&M University Press College Station A4542.indb iii A4542.indb iii 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM Copyright © 2008 by H. Sophie Burton and F. Todd Smith Manufactured in the United States of America All rights reserved First edition This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39. 48–1992 (Permanence of Paper). Binding materials have been chosen for durability. ⬁ 䊊 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Burton, H. Sophie, 1966– Colonial Natchitoches : a Creole community on the Louisiana-Texas frontier / H. Sophie Burton and F. Todd Smith. — 1st ed. p. cm. — (Elma Dill Russell Spencer series in the West and Southwest ; no. 29) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-60344-018-9 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-60344-018-6 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Natchitoches (La.)—History—18th century. 2. Frontier and pioneer life—Louisiana—Natchitoches. 3. Community life—Louisiana—Natchitoches—History—18th century. 4. Creoles—Louisiana—Natchitoches—History—18th century. 5. Free African Americans—Louisiana—Natchitoches—History—18th century. 6. Slaves—Louisiana—Natchitoches—History—18th century. 7. French Americans—Louisiana—Natchitoches—History—18th century. 8. Natchitoches (La.)—Race relations—History—18th century. 9. Natchitoches (La.)—Social conditions—18th century. 10. Natchitoches (La.)—Economic conditions—18th century. I. Smith, F. Todd (Foster Todd), 1957– II. Title. F379.N2B87 2008 306'.0976365—dc22 2007033908 Unless noted, maps were prepared by the Center for Media Production, University of North Texas. A4542.indb iv A4542.indb iv 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM 11/20/07 12:23:10 PM For Alexis Lucien Burton A4542.indb v A4542.indb v 11/20/07 12:23:13 PM 11/20/07 12:23:13 PM A4542.indb vi A4542.indb vi 11/20/07 12:23:14 PM 11/20/07 12:23:14 PM ...



Subject Headings

  • Slaves -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches -- History -- 18th century.
  • Natchitoches (La.) -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
  • Natchitoches (La.) -- History -- 18th century.
  • Natchitoches (La.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
  • Natchitoches (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
  • French Americans -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches -- History -- 18th century.
  • Creoles -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches -- History -- 18th century.
  • Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches -- History -- 18th century.
  • Community life -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches -- History -- 18th century.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Louisiana -- Natchitoches.
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