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[European shown to his horse by a native American woman]
Gabriel de Saint Aubin
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plate; part 2, following p. 148
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European man is shown a horse by a native American woman. Includes dwelling, severed limbs in foreground. and guns or muskets.
Bossu, M., 1720-1792
Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales ... Seconde partie
Source place of publication:
Chez Le Jay, Libraire, Quay de Gêvres, au Grand Corneille
M. DCC. LXVIII. 
The text describes Simars de Belle-Isle and a native American woman who was devoted to him. Belle-Isle was left in Louisiana in 1719 by his ship; eventually his life was saved by his being captured by the Atakapas who took all his clothes, but left him his shirt. The French commander of Natchitoches, Jucherau de Saint-Denis, ordered Belle-Isle sent to him in 1721. Jean-Bernard Bossu, a captain in the French navy, made three voyages to Louisiana. This work assembled 21 letters telling of his travels from 1751 to 1762.
Acquired in 1851.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Indians of North America