Papers, 1840-1885.


Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers, 1840-1885.

Papers, 1840-1885.

Correspondence (1842-1885), poetry, sermons, and printed material including a copy of his book La Thebaïde en Amérique: ou Apologie de la vie Solitaire et Contemplative (1852).

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Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887 (person)

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 ...