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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 mark - January 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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how can a person from baton rouge louisiana, amke it in the music industry if there not really no connections?


Get out there and market yourself..right not the SOUTH is hot..so you can use that as an advantage.

And ignore the other persons post:

It’s about time Baton Rouge rappers get out there with some common sense and business sense…Baton Rouge can’t play little brother to New Orleans forever..ex: who would have thought a rapper from mississippi would have blown up the way he did (DAVID BANNER)!

Good Luck to you!

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Posted by mark - January 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm

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For men who find Louisiana Creole women unattractive?

Why? No one ever gives a direct answer, they simply say "they are not my type" or "I’m just not interested in them."

Is it their physical appearance? Culture and customs? Maybe embarrassment you’ll bring to your family? And for men that don’t find Louisiana Creole women attractive, is it because of all the old stereotypes you are *afraid* a Louisiana Creole woman might have?

I’m not getting it.

It’s the hoodoo.

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Posted by mark - January 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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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 mark - January 1, 2016 at 8:22 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 mark - November 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

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Grambling State University EA Sports 2005

Here is the GSU version of the EA Sports NCAA 2005 entrance…

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Posted by mark - November 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

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where to find live lobsters in a restaurant in the shreveport/bossier city area of louisiana?

my fiancee is recently employed in this area and he would like to take me out to eat lobster. he wants to find a place that has them in a tank and we could pick out our own to be cooked for us.

Most Red Lobster resturants have a live tank

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Posted by mark - October 9, 2015 at 7:20 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 mark - October 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm

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Louisiana – Cajun County – Travel Doc

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with more than 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.

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Posted by mark - September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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2009 Louisiana State Wrestling Tourney Day 2 – 02.14.09

More at NOLA HIGH http:.//www.nola38.com

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Posted by mark - September 8, 2015 at 4:25 am

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