People

Magnolia Horse Races
Cane River residents attending the horse races at Magnolia Plantation.

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Genesis of a Culture

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 American Indian contact.

To learn more about these specific groups, clink on the links below.

French

Spanish

Africans

American Indians

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

400 Rapides Dr. ( Headquarters and Administrative offices)
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone:

(318) 352-0383
Oakland Plantation - 318-356-8441 Magnolia Plantation 318-379-1556 (weekends only) Headquarters - 318-352-0383 (Monday-Friday)

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