African American History
Labor and Farming at Oakland Plantation
French Colonial Times
Labor and Farming from 1803 - 1860
After the Civil War
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html
American Memories http://www.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Natchitoches African American Genealogy Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lanatchi/ngl.htm
Did You Know?
Like other landowners in the French colony of Louisiana, the Prud’hommes and Hertzogs harvested young pigeons for a delicacy called “squab.” Pigeonniers on the plantations reflected the owners' wealth and status.