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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

People

Follow the links below to learn about

  • Jean Lafitte the pirate/privateer and his Baratarians.
  • how the Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns.

Please note: information about the Battle of New Orleans, including troop rosters, is on the Places page.

Did You Know?

Young alligator crawls through vegetation.

Alligators have two eyelids! The second inner eyelid is clear and used like goggles while the alligator is under water. These amazing reptiles have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they are designed for life in the water.