Month: December 2018

French Exploration of the North American Prairies and Relations With The Indians of the Great Plains. It is an oft repeated cliché that the French colony of Louisiana “was a failure,” and while this argument may hold some water, especially under the regime of the Crozat company and the successor Company of the Indies up […]

MADAME LANGLOIS PUTS DOWN THE PETTICOAT REBELLION In recent weeks, Governor Bienville in his infinite wisdom has settled down the fierce rebellion led by the recent female arrivals from France. Confronted with Indian Maize and the so-called cornmeal, the ladies insisted on French (or at least Louisiana) wheat with which to bake their baguettes. Madame […]