Has anyone ever heard of the Canary Island descendants called Los Isleños in Louisiana?

I’m a Canary Island descendant of Louisiana and I was just curious if anyone ever heard of us or our culture. Dime la verdad. ~ Viva Los Isleños en Luisiana!

You have a fascinating heritage and culture. The islenos of St. Bernard Parrish can trace their roots in Louisiana back to the original Spaniards who came to Louisiana and before that, Tenerife and the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands were the first place colonized by the Spanish Empire in the 1300s.

Unfortunately, many families were affected by Hurricane Katrina,
as well as your Los Islenos of the Canary Islands Museum.

I thought you and others might like this website.

http://www.losislenos.org/history.htm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 02 13 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Feb 13
Sunny 64°/43° 0 %
Mon
Feb 14
Mostly Sunny 67°/46° 10 %
Tue
Feb 15
Partly Cloudy 65°/48° 10 %
Wed
Feb 16
Partly Cloudy 64°/48° 10 %
Thu
Feb 17
Partly Cloudy 67°/53° 10 %
Fri
Feb 18
Partly Cloudy 70°/56° 20 %
Sat
Feb 19
Partly Cloudy 71°/55° 10 %
Sun
Feb 20
Showers 70°/53° 30 %
Mon
Feb 21
Showers 67°/52° 40 %
Tue
Feb 22
Partly Cloudy 67°/56° 10 %
 

 Good Morning NOLA!  Are you ready for another beautiful day?  I know I am.  Yesterday was clear and still a little on the cool side but a great day all the same.  The OCH market was great.  If you missed this one mark your calendar for next month’s on March 12th.  High today is suppose to hit the sixities but still cool right now.  Bring the jacket or sweater and be prepared to carry it around later.  It looks like it will be more of the same for the rest of the week.  Only a very slight chance of rain at the end of the week and a slight warming as far as the daily highs as we move into the week.  My plan is to get out and “rat” around the Quarter some.  I hope you get out and enjoy this weather also.  Ther e is plenty to do with all the Mardi Gras festivities and other thing going on around the Crescent City.  Some people will be running around ‘literally” in the Mardi Gras Marathon going on today.  See you in NOLA!  

Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by admin - July 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm

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Louisiana Power Sports – Haughton, LA

Louisiana Power Sports 318-949-2467 http://www.yellowbook.com/profile/louisiana-power-sports_1847982230.html

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What’s a Crawdad and do I want to eat it?

My friend & I share a love for sports and food. He recently came down from Louisiana with a taste for crayfish and he went to our local fish market and placed an order for 150 frozen Crawdads. I was filled in as to what they are and I am freaked. Do they taste good? Aren’t the waters in Louisina dirty? Should I stop being such a child and just enjoy the nice dinner that my friend worked his butt off to make for me (and others)? I guess I’m just really "weirded" out and just need a little bit of a push. Please leave any comments bad or good that you have about the "Crawdad".
Thank You.

Kinda like a cross between shrimp and lobster.

They are really good if you like the seafood, and you should not worry about "dirty water" because most of them are farmed in rice fields. When they harvest the rice, they drain the fields and harvest the crayfish.

The frozen ones are not going to be as good as the live ones. The live ones are like having a mini-lobster boil.

Anyway, just give it a try. Most people only eat the tails. Some people suck on the head to get the full experience.

Good Luck.

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Crawfish!

Some cool Louisiana Cooking images:

Crawfish!


Image by Adam Melancon

Crawfish!


Image by Adam Melancon
Flickr Explore Apr 3, 2008 #296

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Fall in Love with Louisiana

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What Indian Reservation welcome visitors as tourists ,that are not to far from Louisiana?

Not all Indian Resevations welcome visitors and I want to go to a reservation on my vacation and learn something of their culture.I’m driving so I would prefer to be closer to Louisiana. I’ve been to Cherokee N. Carolina and really enjoyed the set up there. someone took us around and showed us around and explained thing as we went along. I would like to learn about the other nations as well. I have tried searching and am not too good at it, so I am at a loss. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

Try the Matta’poni Indian Reservation in King William County, Virginia. The Shaman is John Sun Eagle and his Wife Gentlewind. They are a lovely couple and they welcome all without making reservations..(small joke) but, seriously, they are great people! Check out the Mattaponi Reservation online, go to any search engine, yahoo, google, and you will find their site describing their reservation, history, ect..

The Chief is Chief Webster Little Eagle. We use to go every weekend to see them. They usually have other people there from all over the world. It is great, we are originally from new york city, and we have met people on his reservation from Ireland, France, Spain, Peru, England, it’s amazing how many connections you make from people that are interested in the Native American Indian Culture.

Try also yahoo’s search, type in John and Sharon Sun Eagle on Mattaponi Indian Reservation and see if they have another site up. They also sponsor kids from other Reservations.

If you ever really want to travel the distance, try heading toward the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota during the Summer time or during the "Gathering of the Nations" Pow Wow, all full bloods participate in that pow wow, it is beyond amazing!!

The Indians at Mattaponi will give you more information concerning other reservations you may visit and attend their pow wows. usually their schedules are online..just type in indian pow wows and the state you would like to visit.

I hope this info helps you out some.
Good luck on your next trip!

feel free to ask me about more info regarding the Res.

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what is the name of the type of acapella music that originates from the bayou or Cajun area of Louisiana?

If you ever seen a episode of Courage The Cowardly Dog, the type of music I’m asking about is at the openning credits of season 4 episode of The Uncommon Cold

I think it’s called zydeco.

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what style of music is louisiana known for?


Zydeco

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 05 04 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
May 04
Sunny 78°/56° 0 %
Thu
May 05
Mostly Sunny 79°/58° 10 %
Fri
May 06
Sunny 83°/63° 0 %
Sat
May 07
Sunny 85°/67° 0 %
Sun
May 08
Sunny 86°/72° 0 %
Mon
May 09
Mostly Sunny 88°/75° 10 %
Tue
May 10
Partly Cloudy 87°/74° 20 %
Wed
May 11
Mostly Sunny 89°/73° 20 %
Thu
May 12
Sunny 90°/72° 0 %
Fri
May 13
Partly Cloudy 89°/70° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  Are you sure it is May? It’s a little chilly. Through 2pm today it will be sunny and windy. Abundant sunshine in store today. Our high is seventy-eight degrees. Winds northeast at 15 to 25 mph. It is windy this morning.  We are experiencing near recordlow temps. Our chance of rain in the Crescent City area is only ten percent.  Like I always say, it never hurts to keep the umbrella handy just in case.   There is still lots going on in the city as usual.  Jazz Fest is here and the line-up looks awesome as usual. Don’t miss out. I hope you are making your hump day plans and it includes music.  The weather should cooperate so get out and enjoy.  The week ahead looks pretty good. Don’t worry about those scattered showers over the week ahead but all in all looks great. I will  be at the 1850′s House Store sigining books in a couple of weeks. I will let you know exact dates as I get them. So make plans to come out a get your personalized copies of “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!” and “IF I Were A French Quarter Rat”.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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