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.
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Did You Know?
The shaded avenues of live oak trees were called "Allées". In addition to sheltering the house entrances from strong Louisiana sunlight, the trees helped to cool by drafting breezes from the river.