Black and white historic image of gentlemen dressed in suits and hats walking on a dirt road to the Magnolia Horse races.
Cane River residents attending the horse races at Magnolia Plantation.

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A vital branch of the New World culture we know as Creole took root in the rich soil along Cane River in 18th century Louisiana. It was a culture nurtured by French and Spanish colonial ways, steeped in Africanisms, and enriched by Native American contact.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park can best be understood through the stories of its people. Generations of the same families of workers, enslaved and tenant, and owners lived on these lands for more than 200 years. Learn more about how the lives of these people intertwined, and how their goals and hardships played out amid the economic, social, and political changes that impacted the nation as a whole.

Last updated: August 27, 2022

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Natchitoches, LA 71458


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