The Natchez by Eugène Delacroix, 1835The Natchez tribe were the fiercest opponents of the French in Louisiana. This depicts Natchez Native American mother and father with their newborn child on the banks of the Mississippi River. Inspired by 1801 novel “Atala” by Chateaubriand, the setting is in French Colonial Louisiana; the Natchez couple have recently escaped upriver from a massacre.

The Natchez by Eugène Delacroix, 1835
The Natchez tribe were the fiercest opponents of the French in Louisiana. This depicts Natchez Native American mother and father with their newborn child on the banks of the Mississippi River. Inspired by 1801 novel “Atala” by Chateaubriand, the setting is in French Colonial Louisiana; the Natchez couple have recently escaped upriver from a massacre.