• 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.

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After emancipation, some newly-freed slaves like Bermuda's long-time blacksmith Solomon Williams, negotiated separate bargains for higher pay and a new work schedule.