The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:
a. Native American, French and Latino cultures
b. Native American, French and African American cultures
c. Latino, French and African American cultures
d. French, Portuguese and Native American cultures
E. None of the above… There is no evidence that Native Americans are in this mix.
Always a controversial and confusing term, the word Creole, to put it simply, means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin creare, meaning "to beget" or "create." After the New World’s discovery, Portuguese colonists used the word crioulo to denote a New World slave of African descent. Eventually, the word was applied to all New World colonists, regardless of ethnic origin, living along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. There the Spanish introduced the word as criollo, and during Louisiana’s colonial period (1699-1803) the evolving word Creole generally referred to persons of African or European heritage born in the New World. By the nineteenth century, black, white, and mixed-race Louisianians used the term to distinguish themselves from foreign-born and Anglo-American settlers. It was during that century that the mixed-race Creoles of Color (or gens de couleur libre, "free persons of color") came into their own as an ethnic group, enjoying many of the legal rights and privileges of whites. They occupied a middle ground between whites and enslaved blacks, and as such often possessed property and received formal educations. After the Civil War, most Creoles of Color lost their privileged status and joined the ranks of impoverished former black slaves. All the while, however, the word Creole persisted as a term also referring to white Louisianians, usually of upper-class, non-Cajun origin (although, confusingly, even Cajuns sometimes were called Creoles, primarily by outsiders unfamiliar with local ethnic labels). Like the Creoles of Color, these white Creoles (also called French Creoles) suffered socioeconomic decline after the Civil War. In Acadiana, newly impoverished white Creoles often intermarried with the predominantly lower-class Cajuns, and were largely assimilated into Cajun culture.
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If you have a link and would like to share it will be listened to and appreciated.near New Orleans where I live we have great jazz, blues, and Cajun(I am French Cajun) ,and Louisiana French music.
I like grunge rock…
Places like by Bayou Areas. Little stores. In Grand Isle, Carrenco, And In Baton Rouge..
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This is my video response to Gwargwar1981′s cooking challenge. This is how I cook a Sirloin Tip Beef Roast. Watch and enjoy, and thanks to gwargwar1981 for the oportunity to post a video.
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Visit http://StrayCompass.com – A travel adventure site!
I head down south for a boat ride through the swamp. I see Aligators, birds, nutria, spanish moss and more.
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www.CajunSexyCooking.com. Anyone who appreciates a woman who can crank an outboard motor and catch an alligator and cook it and look good doing it, should own a copy of the cookbook ’cause down on the Louisiana Bayou, beautiful Cajun girls are stirring up a whole lot of hot stuff. These Cajun girls shop the swamp market, hunting up critters for supper. The recipes in the cookbook are low-fat so they can watch their waistlines, when they are not watching their fishing lines. www.CajunSexyCooking.com
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Spring is festival season in Louisiana and at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo. Soul Fest was last weekend, a colorful celebration of African-American culture. Creole cuisine and soul food mixed with R&B and hip hop kicked off a round of happenings at NOLA’s own “animal house”. I have been to my share of Zoos and believe me when I say Audubon Zoo out shines them all. The Audubon Nature Institute is one class act.
Following directly on the heels of Soul Fest is Earth Fest, Asian Pacific American Society and then popular fund raisers for the Audubon Society, the Whitney Zoo To Do and Zoo To Do for Kids sponsored by Humana. These fundraisers will help underwrite a new attraction at our favorite Zoo called Cool Zoo, an animal themed splash park. Wet, Wild and Wonderful!
Cool Zoo is a new wet and wild splash park right at the Zoo. Highlights include jumping water spouts, a huge alligator (we are in Louisiana after all) water slide, a spider monkey soaker and water spitting snakes just to name a few! The splash park will offer three different splash zones with one specifically for toddlers and younger zoo goers.
In addition to all the custom animal features in the new Cool Zoo, there will be animal sounds in the “Sound Spray” area. When the water sprays you hear matching animal sounds like croaks, bleats, roars or squawks. The Caterpillar sprayer is designed to look like a monarch butterfly and the giant alligator’s tail is the waterslide! This new hot spot will be located between the Endangered Species Carousel and the Embraceable Zoo. Construction should begin soon. So get ready for some Cool Zoo fun.
Another exciting new attraction set to open this summer is Parakeet Pointe. Located at the Aquarium of the Americas, this will be an 800 square foot tropical environment and home to more than 1,000 free flying parakeets! For an even closer encounter, purchase a feed stick for a dollar and feed the bright beautiful little birds. These guys are all naturally curious and playful. The kids and you kid-like adults will love it!
By Sharon Denise Talbot
Categories: Louisiana Cooking, Louisiana Culture, Louisiana Music, Louisiana Travel Tags: alligator, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Nature Institute, Audubon Society, Audubon Zoo, creole, Earth Fest, hip hop, Humana, Kids Zoo To Do, Louisiana, R&B, Soul Fest, Whitney Zoo To Do
me and my fiance are looking for a place in the south (florida georgia tennesse alabama mississippi and louisiana) to travel to. i tried to get a cabin in gatlinburg but they were all booked because the only weekend we can travel is valentines day weekend. the only cabins not booked the prices were double because of valentines day. any ideas would be great….i dont want to stay in a hotel unless its really nice and maybe have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
or hot tub whatever those things are called.
just go to vegas, it’s a blast