Louisiana Creole people  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Louisiana Creole people traditionally are descended from French and Spanish colonial settlers in the French Quarter of New Orleans. They were Whites known as French Creoles. Later immigration from German, Italian, English and Irish immigrants intermixed with the French and Spanish define today's modern White Creole people and culture.These people are centered in the greater New Orleans area, both city and suburbs. The people and culture of mixed race Creoles, Known as Creoles of Color or Black Creoles, derived from European ancestry mixed with African (mostly West African or Black Haitian) and some Native American ancestry. This was due to popular unions of White Creole men and Black slave Women and/or free Black women; these women chose these men and were not forced.

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