• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana


Magnolia Horse Races

Cane River residents attending the horse races at Magnolia Plantation.


Genesis of a Culture

A vital branch of the New World culture we know as Creole took root in the rich soil along Cane river in 18th-century Louisiana. It was a culture nurtured by French and Spanish colonial ways, steeped in Africanisms, and enriched by American Indian contact.

To learn more about these specific groups, clink on the links below.




American Indians

Did You Know?

NPS photo by Dusty Fuqua

Natchitoches, Louisiana the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, was founded in 1714 and is a National Historic Landmark District.