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The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:?

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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Posted by admin - September 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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What is your favorite kind of music?

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…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGPqgJDYI6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCgFYz7VX74

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Posted by admin - September 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

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what is louisiana’s state nickname "pelican tate, or ,sports mans paridise.?


Louisiana Baton Rouge The Pelican State

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Posted by admin - March 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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looking for a place to travel over valentines day weekend?

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

dispatchgirl

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Posted by admin - March 7, 2011 at 4:35 am

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Where in louisiana do they sale cooked alligator meat ?


Places like by Bayou Areas. Little stores. In Grand Isle, Carrenco, And In Baton Rouge..

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Posted by admin - March 23, 2010 at 7:46 am

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