A PRELUDE TO LOUISIANA – PART III

Comparing and analyzing the colonial sources along with modern studies of archaeology, tribal histories, and Native Louisiana folklore, a picture emerges of nomadic groups who survived along the edges of … Continue reading A PRELUDE TO LOUISIANA – PART III

Popular History, Creative Non-Fiction, the Histoire; A Reflection (perhaps a rant)

I recently turned 66 (last Saturday, the 19th), and like most birthdays – especially ones that mark an “official” change in life, like reaching the full retirement age for my … Continue reading Popular History, Creative Non-Fiction, the Histoire; A Reflection (perhaps a rant)

300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717. 

Jean Michiele de L’Epinay Birthdate: circa 1665 (56) Birthplace: Fougères, Brittany, France Death: January 3, 1721 (52-60) Martinique Occupation: Governor of French territory of Louisiana Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich, Last … Continue reading 300 Years Ago: Summer, 1717. 

300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!

Momentous changes were in store for Louisiana in 1717-1718. The old Crozat monopoly was done for and the new Company of the West began to get things done. For the … Continue reading 300 Years Ago, 1717: We Got Cows!

Culinary History, Xmas Chapter, 1st Draft

As many of my readers may already know, this blog is spinoff of “The 1718 Project”. Today I am trying something new. To date, (since 2010), the main energies of … Continue reading Culinary History, Xmas Chapter, 1st Draft