Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Let all who have ears, hear. Let all who have eyes, see. Be it known to all these present that CHANGES ARE COMING to the online presence, … Continue reading Farewell and Hello
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
We left the French sharing their “Gallic” attitude with the Natives, and so . . . If you ask the proverbial ‘New Orleanian on the street today’ about the … Continue reading 1698: A PRELUDE TO LOUISIANA con’t
Since a title cannot be copyrighted, I feel no compunction in commandeering Mr. Robert W. Hastings’ entitlement of his excellent 2009 examination of the history, geography, topology, and biology of … Continue reading The Lakes of Pontchartrain; What a Great title !!!!
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)
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.
A Very Simplified Timeline of French Colonial Louisiana and a timely Springtime recipe from Volume 2 (in progress) The 1718 Tri-Centennial is fast approaching, so I thought a quick overview … Continue reading A Way-Overdue Entry; Not Exactly 300 Years Ago
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!
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
Crozat, Cadillac, et.al. FINALLY go away! After five years of attempting to turn the sow’s ear of Louisiana into a silk purse and relieving the Crown of France from the … Continue reading 300 Years Ago – 1717:
Last week I had the opportunity to be in Kansas City, and devoted some time to researching Louisiana’s colonial presence in “the heartland” during the 18th century. Even before there … Continue reading A Kansas City Interlude
My source for much of the information presented in these entries is the “standard” academic history of French Louisiana by Marcel Giraud. I have also mentioned frequently in this series … Continue reading 300 Years Ago: 1716: Les Soldats: