Exhibits
Creole Merchandise Items
Creole Merchandise Items
Creole Sharecropping Tools
Creole Sharecropping Tools
Creole Structures
Creole Structures
Sharecropping Era
Sharecropping Era
CREOLE HERITAGE CENTER Northwestern State University

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Cane River

Sharecropping Era

Isle Brevelle / Melrose Communities

Post-Reconstruction ushered in profound changes in American society. In the late nineteenth century, nearly all, rural Louisianians worked the land. Many impoverished people endured a hard life of hoeing, plowing, and picking cotton.

The Sharecropping system varied across the South, and differed from one parish to the next in Louisiana. In the Cane River region of southern Natchitoches Parish, the sharecropping system directly and indirectly shaped many of the Cane River Creole customs and traditions that remain in place today.

CANE RIVER, Louisiana.
By J. Rodney W. Meziere



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Last modified on: May 19, 2010