Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887

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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

From the description of Adrien Rouquette papers, 1840-1843, 1854-1860. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 316875387

Louisiana poet and priest.

From the description of Papers of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, 1853-1858. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50298716

Author and missionary to the Choctaw Indians.

From the description of Papers, 1840-1885. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24387798

Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, an ecclesiastic of the Roman Catholic Church, was of European and American parentage; his father, Dominique Rouquette, was French, and his mother, Louise Cousin, was a native of Louisiana. He was born in New Orleans, and received his education in France, at the Royal College of Nantes; studied for the bar but relinquished it for the Church, becoming affiliated with the Catholic seminary at New Orleans. He was known for writing poetry and prose in French and English. He was a missionary who worked among the Choctaw Indians, who gave him the name Chahta-Ima. Obituary in the Times-Democrat, July 16, 1887.

From the description of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette papers, 1842-1942 (bulk 1850-1890). (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 277054958

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creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, 1853-1858. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Adrien Rouquette papers, 1840-1843, 1854-1860. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette letter, 1860 May 6. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. [Louisiana broadside collection 1811-1884]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Adrien Rouquette biographical sketch, circa 1890-1920. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers, 1840-1885. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette papers, 1842-1942 (bulk 1850-1890). Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette Collection, 1853, 1858 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
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correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895. person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. person
associatedWith LeBreton, Dagmar Renshaw. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana--Saint Tammany Parish
Louisiana--Saint Tammany Parish
New Orleans (La.)
Bayou Lacombe (La.)
Subject
Missionaries
Choctaw Indians--Missions
Choctaw Indians
French--American literature
Choctaw Indians--Missions--History--19th century
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Authors, French--Louisiana
Missionaries--Louisiana--Saint Tammany Parish
Poets, American--Louisiana
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Person

Birth 1813

Death 1887-07-15

Americans

French,

English

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