Breaking Boundaries on the Periphery: The Demise of Fort St. Pierre, 1719-1729, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Author(s): LisaMarie Malischke
Fort St. Pierre (1719-1729), in present-day Mississippi, was a short-lived fort on the periphery of colonial Louisiane. In December of 1729 its physical boundaries, the dry moat and palisade, were breached and burned as the fort and its soldiers were attacked by Yazoo and Koroa warriors. Using statistical and documentary evidence, along with newly analyzed information from the 1977 excavations, this presentation will discuss first the slow-decline and then immediate demise of the fort. It will provide archaeological evidence as to life at this periphery location and a possible looting event during its final hours. Lastly, the geographical "un"-bounding of the area as a result of this attack will be discussed.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2015 •
- Boundaries and Defenses: Current Archaeological Perspectives on Areas of Conflict
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Breaking Boundaries on the Periphery: The Demise of Fort St. Pierre, 1719-1729, Vicksburg, Mississippi.. LisaMarie Malischke. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433935)
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;