Virtual Lecture | “this distant and isolated post:” The Role of Fort Tombecbe in La Louisiane, 1736-1763


    About the Lecture:

    In the eighteenth century, the French established numerous forts and settlements to maintain their claim to interior North America. Fort Tombecbe was one of the last strategic, military outposts to advance French interests and alliances in La Louisiane. In this lecture, Dr. Ashley Dumas will discuss how life at Fort Tombecbe depended on the Choctaws, whose influence in political and daily matters is documented through historic records and archaeology.

    Dr. Ashley Dumas received a BA in Anthropology and French from the University of South Alabama and a MA and PhD from the University of Alabama. Her dissertation focused on the production and use of salt by late prehistoric people in southwest Alabama. Dr. Dumas has been at the University of West Alabama since 2009, where she conducts research at Fort Tombecbe and other regional projects.

    This lecture series is sponsored by The Archaeological Conservancy and is free our Members and the General Public.  Recorded lectures will also be available on YouTube or on this page after the event.


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