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#1 Feb 14, 2011
Cane River Créoles While the sophisticated Créole society of New Orleans has historically received much attention, the Cane River area developed its own strong Créole culture. The Cane River Créole community in the northern part of the state, along the Red River and Cane River, is made up of multiracial descendants of French, Spanish, Africans, Native Americans, similar mixed Créole migrants from New Orleans, and various other ethnic groups who inhabited this region in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The community is centered around Isle Brevelle in lower Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. There are many Créole communities within Natchitoches Parish, including Natchitoches, Cloutierville, Derry, Gorum, and Natchez. Many of their historic plantations still exist. Some have been designated as National Historic Landmarks, and are noted within the Cane River National Heritage Area, as well as the Cane River Creole Historic Park. Some plantations are sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Isle Brevelle, the area of land between Cane River and Bayou Brevelle, encompasses approximately 18,000 acres (73 km2) of land, 16,000 acres of which are still owned by descendants of the original Créole families. The Cane River Créole family surnames include but are not limited to: Métoyer, LaCour, Balthazar, Chevalier, Hebert, Fradieu, Jones, Llorens, Bayonne, Brossette, Coutée, Cassine, Monette, Sylvie, Sylvan, Moran, Rachal, Conant, Chargòis, Esprít, Guillory, LéBon, Lefìls, Papillion, Arceneaux, DeBòis, Landry, Deculus, St. Romain, Beaudion, Darville, LaCaze, DeCuir, Pantallion, Mathés, Mullone, Severin, Byone, St. Ville, Delphin, Sarpy, Laurent, De Soto, Christophe, Mathis, Honoré, De Sadier, Anty, Dubreil, Roque, Cloutier, Le Vasseur, Mezière, Bellow, Gallien, Conde, Marinovich, Porche and Dupré.(Most of the surnames are of French or Spanish origin).
Jacqueline LaCour-Monette

United States

#2 Feb 14, 2011
Nice Post !!!
Dark Side of the Cane

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Feb 14, 2011
There are a lot of other "Creole" surnames with French origins that are not generally recognized as the descendants didn't always have the skin color and/or hair texture to be recognized as such: Helaire, Toussaint, Petit(e), Richard, etc.
WHO DAT

Powder Springs, GA

#4 Feb 14, 2011
midnight chill wrote:
Mathis, Le Vasseur,
Landon and Ricky are creole?

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#5 Feb 14, 2011
WHO DAT wrote:
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Landon and Ricky are creole?
so is Chavo and so am I and damn proud of it!
Creoles come in light, medium and dark.
I just talked with my dad and his grandfather was a french indentured servant for the Melrose Plantation and my grandfather was borne there on the property in the 1800's. wow, that was new to me...
hello

Natchitoches, LA

#6 Feb 14, 2011
Serious question! If my mom is black and father creole, but I look just like him. Would i be concerned creole with a black parent.
Naktown Creole

Pineville, LA

#7 Feb 14, 2011
Creole is a multi-ethnic people. Black is just that African American. Today you can be a white man who has a little black in him and you would be considered "black" in society and the job world. Creole is a minority amongst minorities, as I fall under that term. I am and you too are Creole. Light, bright and damn near white, brown, tan, or dark skinned. If Creole fits your bill, cash it in.
ace boon coon

Euless, TX

#8 Feb 14, 2011
light skinned nijjers

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#9 Feb 15, 2011
ace boon coon wrote:
light skinned nijjers
you have your opinion, and i have mine, we should get together for a more serious discussion about Natchitoches History.
But your type of people like to hide under a sheet, cause you are cowards and only run in crowds of cowards. Stay in Texas with the rest of the master race. You should shake your family tree and see what falls out.

“I'm here”

Since: Jan 08

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#10 Feb 15, 2011
U tell 'um Midnight Chill..Thanks for the post!
Truth

Arlington, TX

#11 Feb 17, 2011
All history books say that creoles are a mixture of white and black, or french and black. Anyway the common thing is that one of the two is BLACK.

If the cloutiers on cane rive are considered creoles then Amy, Bill, Elise Cloutier and their brother would be considered part black. Sorry, I don't think so. Their family owned land on cane river for years, however, I know they are not creoles or part black.
west bloomfield

Natchitoches, LA

#12 Feb 17, 2011
Trace your own roots, you will be surprised at what you will find. If you are 1% Black in Louisiana, the White man says you are Black. Where else does that rule apply in life, physics, etc???
Dr Dre

Natchitoches, LA

#13 Feb 17, 2011
west bloomfield wrote:
Trace your own roots, you will be surprised at what you will find. If you are 1% Black in Louisiana, the White man says you are Black. Where else does that rule apply in life, physics, etc???
First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another. The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that blackness is always conserved, it cannot be destroyed. In essence, blackness can be converted into another form, but it will always remain black.
Hope this helps.
yep

Euless, TX

#14 Feb 17, 2011
Dr Dre wrote:
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First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed. The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another. The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that blackness is always conserved, it cannot be destroyed. In essence, blackness can be converted into another form, but it will always remain black.
Hope this helps.
right on brother
Tmart

Euless, TX

#15 Feb 17, 2011
All the creoles I know want to be white or think they are white which is very funny.
Tmart

Euless, TX

#16 Feb 17, 2011
hello wrote:
Serious question! If my mom is black and father creole, but I look just like him. Would i be concerned creole with a black parent.
Nope, just black.

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#17 Feb 17, 2011
Tmart wrote:
All the creoles I know want to be white or think they are white which is very funny.
guess again, you can't tell by lookin' at most of us, we look just like you do, without the sheet over your head:)
and please tell us with your expert opinion, just how many creoles do you know? or think you know i should say?
Tmart

Euless, TX

#18 Feb 17, 2011
midnight chill wrote:
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guess again, you can't tell by lookin' at most of us, we look just like you do, without the sheet over your head:)
and please tell us with your expert opinion, just how many creoles do you know? or think you know i should say?
LOL I know quite a few and the coon just shines right through.
cloutierlady

Chicago, IL

#19 Jul 24, 2011
Just discovered this site. I am a Cloutier and a creole. Too many people want to believe you must be all white to be creole or if creole you must be black and if black stop trying to be something other than black. The truth is that there are white Creoles, black Creoles, native american Creoles and all are mixed with French and/or
Spanish or any mix of the above mentioned.
David

United States

#20 Jul 24, 2011
Tmart wrote:
All the creoles I know want to be white or think they are white which is very funny.
They can be whatever they want..They are very beautiful I know that

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