• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Support Your Park

2011 National Public Lands Day
Area youth groups often volunteer for cleanup days and other events.
NPS photo

Did You Know?


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.