Plotting the Natchez Massacre: Le Page du Pratz, Dumont de Montigny, Chateaubriand

@article{Sayre2002PlottingTN,
  title={Plotting the Natchez Massacre: Le Page du Pratz, Dumont de Montigny, Chateaubriand},
  author={Gordon M. Sayre},
  journal={Early American Literature},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={381 - 413}
}
J’étais encore très jeune, lorsque je conçus l’idée de faire ‘l’épopée de l’homme de la nature,’ ou de peindre les Mœurs des Sauvages, en les liant à quelque événement connu. Après la découverte de l’Amérique, je ne vis pas de sujet plus intéressant, surtout pour des François, que le massacre de la colonie des Natchez à la Louisiane, en . Toutes les tribus indienne conspirant, après deux siècles d’oppression, pour rendre la liberté au Nouveau-Monde, me parurent offrir au pinceau un sujet… 
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