• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

A River and Its People

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. The nearly three hundred year relationship between the Cane River Creoles and their homeland was shaped by the river. This relationship was tested by flood, drought, war, and numerous other obstacles. Luckily, their resilience and resourcefulness has allowed the Creole culture to endure and thrive.

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.