Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887

Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, also know as "Chahta-Ima," was a native of New Orleans, La., who began associating with the Choctaw Indians as a young man. He was educated in France, began publishing poetry, and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1845. Rouquette served for 14 years as a priest in New Orleans before becoming a missionary among the Choctaw Indians in 1859. He served for 29 years among the Choctaws on the banks of Bayou Lacombe in St. Tammany Parish, La.

From the description of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette letter, 1860 May 6. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 449780484


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