American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly located on the lower Mississippi River near present-day Natchez. The Natchez ceased to exist as a people after war with the French in the early 18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The language of the Natchez.
- A city of southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River southwest of Vicksburg. Founded as a fortified settlement in 1716, it was held successively by France, Great Britain, Spain, and the United States. Natchez prospered as the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace, a road connecting the city with Nashville, Tennessee, that was commercially and strategically important until the early 19th century. Population: 17,200.
- n. A Native American of a particular tribe of Mississippi.
- n. The language isolate spoken by the Natchez.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who formerly lived near the site of the city of Natchez, Mississippi. In 1729 they were subdued by the French; the survivors joined the Creek Confederacy.
- n. a town in southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River
- French, from Natchez. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“NATCHEZ - When a health sciences student at Co-Lin in Natchez campus needs to do his lab check-off, he has to step into what used to be a closet.”
“Interesting Mississippi story - Hubby and I were vacationing in Natchez when a lovely bookstore owner handed me her first three copies.”
“Dalby, born and raised in Natchez, MS, is from a tourist town that allows 24/7 drink.”
“Another day, in Natchez, Mississippi, I watched a Memorial Day parade that consisted almost exclusively of African American veterans and spectators — someone onboard later explained that this holiday, formerly called Decoration Day to commemorate the Union dead, is still considered an impolite reminder of times past, and not everyone participates.”
“Davis describes the economic impact of slave labor in Natchez: "Students of Natchez history contend that district planters ranked among the richest slave masters in the South as well as -- in many cases -- the nation's wealthiest citizens.”
“Describing the evolution of 20th century race relations in Natchez, John Dittmer in Local People wrote:”
“Before World War II, race relations in Natchez resembled the paternalism of the old regime, with organizations like the NAACP tolerated as long as blacks did not challenge the caste system.”
“With a substantial white working-class base, the Ku Klux Klan, under the leadership of E.L. McDaniel, was stronger in Natchez than in any other Mississippi community, even McComb.”
“During this decade she established important relationships with such local activists as Father William Morrissey, a Josephite priest and the white pastor of the black Catholic church in Natchez, and others, such as Mamie Lee Mazique, activist and member of the parish.”
“The couple would live in Natchez for the rest of Marge's life.”
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