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1747 Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans

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Le Page du Pratz “proceeded to the Bayouc Choupic [Bayou Metairie] so denominated from a fish of that name abounds not only with sea fish but with fresh water fish, some of which, particularly carp, would appear to be of a monstrous size in France. We entered this Creek Choupic: at the entrance of which is a fort at present [included in this illustration]. We went up this creek for the space of a league, and landed at a place where formerly stood the village of the natives, who are called Cola-Pissas...that is, the nation of men that hear and see. From this place to New Orleans, and the river Missisippi, on which that capital is built, the distance is only a league”.