Jean Bernard Bossu: the Choctaws are "morally quite perverted," 1751-1762

Jean Bernard Bossu

In his Travels in the Interior of North America,1751-1762, translated from the French, Bossu says that the men of the Choctaw tribe of Native Americans are "morally quite perverted, and most of them are addicted to sodomy. These corrupt men, who have long hair and wear short skirts like the women, are held in great contempt."*

 

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*Jean-Bernard Bossu, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1751- 1762, translated and edited by Seymour Feiler (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962), p. 169.