After all, they were sworn to friendship through the calumet.
The exchange of gifts was not entirely one directional.
It only took them seven years to acquire their first slaves, from whom they could order their daily bread rather than request it.
The Invasion Of Louisiana In late February, 1699, Pierre le Moyne d’Iberville, his brother Jean Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville, and a small group of soldiers, sailors, and artisans dropped anchor in Biloxi Bay.
If ever a group of people was so incapable of living independently as to justify the enslavement of others more capable, it was these French trespassers.