DAILYKENN.com -- Even as late as 1994 bits of real history were seeping through the pours of the far-left media.
A case in point is this 1994 article in Newsweek that is still accessible online.
In more recent years the far-left has begun referring to the massacre as a "revolt." The fake history revision explains the Indians were mistreated by whites.
From Newsweek ▼
Ursuline nuns founded the first orphan asylum in North America in 1729, after Indians massacred adult settlers at Natchez, Miss. But most 18th-century orphans went to country neighbors or city almshouses. Orphanages hardly existed until urbanization and immigration intensified in the 1830s and 23 private orphan asylums opened. By 1850, New York state alone had 27 orphanages, both public and private -- and yet New York City was still overrun with some 10,000 ""street Arabs,'' many of them the children of Irish immigrants. (Two of pop culture's most beloved orphans, Anne of Green Gables and Little Orphan Annie, have conspicuously red hair.)
Bleak houses all, orphanages trace their roots to a 1729 Indian massacre. But things turned a bit less grim with the advents of adoption, foster care and welfare.
If there's a more lonesome word in the English language than orphanage, we never want to hear it. It suggests a place like the one Faulkner's orphan hero Joe Christmas remembers from his childhood in ""Light in August'': a ""cold echoing building of dark red brick sootblackened . . . set in a grassless cinderstrewnpacked compound surrounded by smoking factory purlieus and enclosed by a ten-foot steel-and-wire fence . . . orphans in identical and uniform blue denim . . . the bleak walls, the bleak windows where in rain soot from the yearly adjacenting chimneys streaked like black tears.'' The sooty tears are belletristic overkill, but the rest of Faulkner's picture would have seemed familiar to investigators from New York state's 1916 Strong Commission, who found ""little children with their hair cropped . . . sitting at wooden benches and eating out of tin plates . . . some without anything to eat at all.'' The grim, submonastic orphanage we picture when we hear the word is an imaginative construct: a Dickens workhouse or Yorkshire school transplanted to industrial-age America. That doesn't mean it wasn't real.
The Natchez Indians gained access to Fort Rosalie by porporting to be friends. However, early on the morning of the 28th, the Indians surprised the garrison with a brutal attack. Most inhabitants were slayed, except for one member who managed to excape, and eventually make his way to New Orleans.
Among those massacred, were four women whose abdomens were ripped open and whose children, included in the list below, were killed.
The Natchez Indians retained control of the area until 1730 when Territorial Governor Perrier, from New Orleans, sent a force to the area. Fighting alongside of the Perrier expedition were the Choctaw Indians, and after several days of hard fighting, the Natchez surrendered previously captured French women and children, and withdrew from Fort Rosalie. The tribe then temporarily settled in what is today Catahoula Parish, LA.
A year later, another expedition against the Natchez Indians was ordered, by Governor Perrier. That battle took place in Louisiana. That same year, a replacement fort was built at Natchez.
Fort Rosalie was later occupied by the British, from 1763-1779, the Spanish from 1779-1798, and the Americans from 1798 until the fort's abandoment in 1804.
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