• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Animals

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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Churches

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