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A View of Fort Rosalie  

Mar/15/2012 - Mar/15/2012
Location: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will present a talk by Jack D. Elliott Jr. entitled “A View of Fort Rosalie: Reflections of a Quarter of a Century” in the museum auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Admission is free and seating is limited.

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is located at 400 Jefferson Davis Blvd., in Natchez.

Jack Elliott is a sixth generation Mississippian and lives outside of West Point. Having recently retired from his position as historical archaeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he continues to teach a number of history and archaeology courses at the Meridian campus of Mississippi State University. His interests include the historical geography of Mississippi and Palestine. He is also interested in the symbolism of place and why historical places are significant to us today.

Elliott’s books include Cotton Gin Port: A Frontier Settlement on the Upper Tombigbee and The Fort of Natchez and the Colonial Origins of Mississippi. On four occasions, he has been awarded the Mississippi Historical Society’s Willie D. Halsell Prize for his articles in the Journal of Mississippi History. More recently, he authored a series of articles on the colonial history of the Natchez region for the Concordia Sentinel.

Through his research on Fort Rosalie, the French colonial fort established at Natchez in 1716, Elliott had a leading role in the movement that led to the creation of the Natchez National Historical Park. In his program, Elliott will look back on his work that revealed the history of the fort through French, English, and Spanish occupations.

We urge everyone to come and bring a friend (or two). This will be an informative and entertaining program. Light refreshments will be served. Call 601-446-6502 for more information.

Contact: Jim Barnett
Phone: 601-446-6502

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