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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photos 1-3
Photos 5-7
Drawings 1, 2a & 2b


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 4: Dependency structures and outbuildings.
[Photo 4] With link to higher quality photo.
(Photo by Byron Fortier)

Questions for Photo 4

1. How do you think these outbuildings might have been used?

2. Creole families often had separate "garconierres" [gar-sone-yairs], rooms where the older sons of the family lived. They were located in outbuildings of this type and allowed the boys to come and go without disturbing the rest of the family. What do you think about this custom?

3. Girls had no separate living space and were closely chaperoned. What does this tell you about the role of boys and girls during this time? What does it tell you about Creole culture?

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