Bienville, Snaky Gentleman

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, gentleman, commandant, governor, respectable and respected Frenchman and Christian. And yet, underneath his noble bearing and dignified clothes, his body was covered in various religious and serpentine tattoos. Bienville liked to show them off when he went into battleā€¦in the nude.

Read the full story of Bienville and his tattoos in Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound, out June 24, 2019.