The Louisiana Creole Community is still very much a part of Louisiana's Culture Heritage and they still continue to exist till this very day ...Although Many of Our Creole People have relocated throughout the United states The louisiana Creole Community continues to thrive and enjoy and practice Their Heritage as did their ancestor a long time ago ...
The language is coming back and many of Our Creoles People are starting to migrate back to Louisiana ..Many more are once again learning their Creole language and are starting to relive their Creole Culture because for the most part Creoles are Proud of who they are and never want to Lose their identy or Heritage
The Thriving Communities of New Orleans, Cane River and many more Creole communities are once again beginning to grow and continue to enjoy their Creole Heritage... The Creole Heritage Center Has Identified below Creole Colonies in Louisiana that continue to Practice and live Their Creole Lifestyle and Heritage...Not only are the nearly 5 million Creole Americans nation wide beginning to stand Up and Be counted but are also beginning to return to their roots...See those communities listed below
According to the Creole heritage
Initial research into the communities and founding families of the Creole culture identified almost 40 areas that met the description of a Louisiana Creole Colony.
Basically, these are areas that are known for their Creole history. Through the promotion of this initial listing, many areas have been added from community representatives who call, or called, these areas “home.”
Many of these colonies are no longer in existence or have merged with other areas, but are still deserving of recognition. To this end we have come up with a listing now termed “Registered Creole Colonies” that currently number 113.
Please feel free to report any missing communities or misspelled names via email
firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone at 318/357-6685 or mail to CREOLE CENTER, NSU Box 5675, Natchitoches, and Louisiana 71497.
Abbeville, Abita Springs, Alexandri,; Algiers, Arnaudville, Ashton, Baldwin, Barnes, Basile, Batchelor, Baton Rouge, Bayou Chicot, Beaver, Breaux Bridge, Bunkie, Campti, Cane River, Carencro, Charenton, Chataignier, Chenal, Chloe, Church Point,
Cloutierville, Cocoville, Coleman, Colfax, Convent, Delcambre, Derry, Destrahan, Devant, Donaldsonville, Duson, Edgard, Ervinville, Eunice, Evergreen, Four Corners, Franklin, Frilot Cove, Gibson, Grand Coteau, Grand Marais, Grand Prairie, Gray, Gum Ridge, Isle Brevelle, Jeanerette, Lacombe, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lakeland, LaPlace, Lawtell, Lebeau,
Leonville, Lobdell, Loreauville, Lottie, Lucy, Lydia, Madisonville, Mallet, Mamou, Mandeville, Mansura, Marksville, Maurice, Melrose, Melville, Montrose, Napoleonville, Natchez, Natchitoches, New Iberia, New Orleans, New Roads, Olivier, Opelousas, Paincourtville, Palmetto, Plaisance, Plaquemine, Pointe A La Hache, Port Barre, Prairie Laurent,
Raccourci, Ratliff, Rhoudeaux, Rideau, Roudier, Rougon, Scott, Shreveport, Simmesport, Slidell, Soileau, St. James, St. Martinville, Sunset, Swords, Thibodaux, Trevigne, Vacherie, Ventress, Verdun, Vermilionville, Ville Platte, Wallace, Washington, White Castle, Youngsville
The Louisiana Creoles have been more distinctly connected to a place - New Orleans - than perhaps any other American ethnic group but their rural Louisiana neighbors, the Cajuns. But unlike the Cajuns, who settled in Louisiana after being expelled from Canada by the British, the Creoles lived in the birthplace of their culture.
Many Creoles trace their roots to immigrants and slaves from the former French and Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, particularly Cuba and what is now Haiti.
Historians say it was New Orleans's position as a crossroads and port town that allowed for the easy mingling of races and nationalities that in turn gave birth, in the 18th century, to a part-European, part-Afro-Caribbean society that grew to an estimated 20,000 people in Louisiana by the mid-1800's.
All of Our Racial Mixtures
The Creole culture that developed over generations - known for a distinctive cuisine, language and music - contributed to New Orleans's singular identity and helped define Louisiana to the world.
Before Hurricane Katrina, experts estimated that 10 to 20 percent of black people in New Orleans - 30,000 to 60,000 people - considered themselves Creole by way of ancestry, but even more lived lives influenced by the culture because of their proximity to it.
Many, though, had already left, some to live as whites in other parts of the country. Large numbers of Creoles also departed Louisiana after World War II, frustrated with the slow pace of racial progress in the South.
The Creoles in New Orleans were an economically diverse group. Some lived in simple but historic houses in the Tremé area near the French Quarter, while others were concentrated in Gentilly and in more modern, upscale neighborhoods in New Orleans East.
Large swaths of the last two areas were damaged beyond repair in the flood and are likely to be condemned.Some Creoles predict that the area around Natchitoches (pronounced NACK-ih-tish), which already had a sizable, generations-old Creole community, will become the new center of the culture.
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