Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve's six sites cover a vast history that has touched many people. Learn more about the people of our park below.

Please note: information about Fazendeville, Chalmette National Cemetery, and the Battle of New Orleans, including troop rosters, is on the Places page.

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Pirate Jean Lafitte & the Baratarians

Who was Jean Lafitte? Are the legends true? Find out here.

1940: an adult daughter and elderly mother stand next to a large multi-tiered altar

The Irish and Italian of New Orleans

Why does New Orleans Celebrate Irish and Italian saints? Find out here.

African American men and women in mid-1900s clothes


Jean Lafitte NHP&P's sites and the areas around them are woven into the histories of many families. Discover genealogy.

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From Acadian to Cajun

Learn how Nova Scotia's Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns.

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    Men dressed as 1815-era Choctaw Indians talk to girls at living history event
    Beginning with the ancestors of today's Indian nations, people from all over the world and from all walks of life have lived in Louisiana. At a park event in 2012, these men portrayed the Choctaw Indians who fought with the Americans at 1815's Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield

    Last updated: November 28, 2020

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    New Orleans, LA 70130


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