• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

People

Magnolia Horse Races

Cane River residents attending the horse races at Magnolia Plantation.

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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.

French

Spanish

Africans

American Indians

Did You Know?

Magnolia Quarters

The quarters at Magnolia Plantation were used by slaves for little more than ten years of the approximately 110 years that they were occupied. Generations of free working men and women and their families lived in these houses since emancipation.