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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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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?

Vanishing Louisiana Coast.

Louisiana’s coastline is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico. Land in coastal Louisiana is sinking about one inch every 2 ½ years.