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n. pl. Natchez
1. A member of 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 1700s.
2. The language of the Natchez.
[French, from 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 1800s.
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a port in SW Mississippi, on the Mississippi River. 22,015.
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