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    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?


After emancipation, black churches provided leadership and educational opportunities for Cane River residents. The worship style reflected African American experience and cultural heritage.