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    "Natchitoches Church Marriages, 1818-1850. Translated abstracts of registers 11 and 12, St. François des Natchitoches. Covers free population of all ethnicities."

    Marie Thérèse ditte Coincoin, (1742-1816) was a free médecine, planter, and business woman in Natchitoches Parish. She was freed from slavery by her master Claude Thomas Pierre Métoyer, with whom she had ten children. Her descendants established a community along the Cane River. Look her up! Portrait by Jules Lion, a French free-man-of-color living in New Orleans. (More portraits at link by another free-man-of-color in that era, Julien Hudson)

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    Fish store near Natchitoches, Louisinia, 1940

    By the way, some African Americans have criticized "black" magazines like Jet for idealizing light skinned women. However, in the particular case of Jet, it may have something to do with the fact that the founder's wife, Myrtle Lorenza Picou, was from a prominent Creole family.

    Emancipated slaves from Louisiana…

    Natchitoches Meat pies in the making!! Cane River Cook Book

    Isle of Canes historical novel of Natchitoches plantations on Cane River. My Grandmere adorns the cover.

    Notebook/Journal; black leatherette cover with 80 ruled pages. Design is in gold metallic vinyl.

    Children wearing Mardi Gras costumes, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 1910, photograph by John Hypolite Coquille.

    NICOLAS AUGUSTIN METOYER OF LOUISIANA OWNED 13 SLAVES IN 1830. HE AND HIS 12 FAMILY MEMBERS COLLECTIVELY OWNED 215 SLAVES.

    A Cane River Creole of Louisiana lady, Marie Therese Carmelite Anty Metoyer.Granddaughter of Marie Therese CoinCoin

    By the time she died in 1988, the painter Clementine Hunter had become renowned for her simple, idyllic depictions of country life outside Natchitoches, La., that fetched several thousand dollars apiece. Collectors snapped them up. Connoisseurs weren't the only ones to take note of this self-taught folk artist, a descendant of slaves who lived most of her 101 years at Melrose Plantation.