A love story shattered by tragedy
by Stanley Nelson - posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 @ 8:25 am
Among the few French escapees from the Natchez Massacre of November 28, 1729, was a soldier named Navarre, whose true love — a Natchez Indian maiden — saved him from perishing in the assault.
This three-century-old love story was first told by DuPratz, a French settler in Natchez during the 1720s who happened to be away when the massacre occurred. In later life, DuPratz wrote about the good and bad times of the French settlement at Natchez and included the story of Navarre and his Indian girlfriend, whose name he didn't record.