Lead Fabric Seals from the French Fort St. Pierre (1719-1729) Artifact Assemblage

Author(s): Rachel Miller

Year: 2014


Fort St. Pierre was a short lived establishment along the Yazoo River in the Lower Mississippi River Valley existing from 1719-1729. An uprising by neighboring Native warriors set the fort ablaze, which ultimately led to its demise. The region was never resettled following the attack. Excavations during the 1970s revealed a glimpse of Fort St. Pierre’s role in the early years of France’s colonial Louisiane settlement within North America. Lead fabric seals from the site demonstrate the fort inhabitants’ use of Mississippian waterways and their supply networks with other French sites. These fabric seals indicate delivery of imported textile goods originating from Europe. With an emphasis on trade pathways, this poster will examine and analyze the lead fabric seals from the Fort St. Pierre collection. Key words: lead fabric seals, Fort St. Pierre, textiles, trade pathways

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Lead Fabric Seals from the French Fort St. Pierre (1719-1729) Artifact Assemblage. Rachel Miller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436691)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-13,03