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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?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.