• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana


Oakland Outbuildings

NPS Photo

The plantation was a farm that contained many different animals. Besides using mules for labor intensive work, the family relied on chickens for food and eggs.

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The cultivation of cotton by traditional methods required a large workforce, and until recently this was composed of African American and Cane River Creole workers. It was the departure of these workers in the 1950s that signaled the end of the plantation system.