Eighteenth-Century Choctaw Pottery from Fort Tombecbe

Author(s): Ashley Dumas

Year: 2015


The French established Fort Tombecbe in 1736, in part, to secure their relationship with the eastern Choctaw. Over the following twenty-seven years, thousands of Choctaws visited the fort to trade, and, by 1763, a large town was located nearby. Choctaw pottery recently excavated from French components at the fort adds to a regional and offers insights into the relationship between the Choctaw and French during the middle of the eighteenth century at a remote frontier fort.

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Eighteenth-Century Choctaw Pottery from Fort Tombecbe. Ashley Dumas. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398298)

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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;