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This page about historic Louisiana is a supplement to Louisiana Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

Go to Louisiana Social Studies - Louisiana History - Capital City Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Louisiana Tourism - Louisiana Disasters - Louisiana Geography - Louisiana Lesson Plans - Louisiana Colleges and Universities


A to Z Kids Stuff | Louisiana __ General information for kids along with history resources. - From atozkidsstuff.com - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/louisiana.html

Acadian history in Louisiana __ "Acadian history in Louisiana is a rich one. Expelled from maritime Canada by the British, the Acadians moved on to develop the unique Cajun culture of Louisiana. "  An essay on Louisiana history. - From essortment.com - http://www.essortment.com/all/acadianhistory_rubg.htm 

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy __ "Database of information on 100000 slaves including slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, ..." - From ibiblio.org - http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/ 

Cabildo Online Exhibit ___"The emphasis throughout the Cabildo exhibit is on the people of Louisiana, the many diverse ethnic groups who came here and who collectively comprise Louisianians today... This exhibit is divided into 10 chronological sections. The sections are large and contain many images." - Illustrated - From the Louisiana State Museum - http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cabildo.htm 

Encyclopedia Louisiana Index ___Budget your time wisely if you intend to view all this wonderful website has to offer. You'll find information about people and places, as well as documents, maps and timelines. - Illustrated - From Encyclopedia Louisiana - http://www.enlou.com/ 

Find a Grave - Louisiana ___Brief biographies of 299 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=20

Historical Museums of Louisiana - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Louisiana. Learn about historic Louisiana and discover the history of Louisiana people. Locate Louisiana history museums, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Louisiana history data." - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/louisiana-historical-museums.htm


History of Louisiana __ "The history of Louisiana is long and rich. From its earliest settlement to its status as linchpin of an empire to its incorporation as a U.S. state, it has been successively bathed in the cultural influences of France, Spain, the Caribbean, Africa and the United States, and has subsequently developed a rich and unique creolization of cultures." An encyclopedic article about the history of Louisiana. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Louisiana

History Of New Orleans And Surrounding Area __ You will find a history of the state as well as the city. - From gatewayno.com - http://www.gatewayno.com/history/history.html
Louisiana ___This page "...focuses on a few interesting moments in Louisiana's history, including brief articles about Louisiana's French music, Poverty Point, and Fat Tuesday." - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/la 

Louisiana ___A good overview of the history of Louisiana, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108219.html

Louisiana Capitol History __ A history of the state capitol building. - illustrated - From state.la.us - http://house.legis.state.la.us/pubinfo/virtual%20tour/lacaphistory.htm  

Louisiana Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/la/la.html

Louisiana History __ "No other state has a more varied or colorful past than Louisiana. The state has been governed under 10 different flags beginning in 1541 with Hernando de Soto's claim of the region for Spain."  A general overview of Louisiana history. - From landrieu.senate.gov - http://landrieu.senate.gov/louisiana/louisiana-history.cfm  

Louisiana: History ___Topics include French settlement, Spanish rule, Huey Long and civil rights. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0859363.html 

Louisiana History Teachers Online ___A website for teachers. "... facts about Louisiana listed by the day (Fact-of-the-Day), resource material if you are doing research, links to other important information, and many, many lesson plans. You can also find out information about the Louisiana Voices workshops held in Lafayette and around the state." - Text only - From Greg English - http://www.louisiana101.com/ 

Louisiana Ratified a New State Constitution ___Topics include Louisiana culture and the constitution. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_newor_1.html

Louisiana Timeline __ You will find chronological information about the development and history of the colony, territory and the state of Louisiana. - From enlou.com - http://enlou.com/time/timelineindex.htm  

Louisiana, Timeline of State History  __ "Chronological timeline details important dates, events, and milestones in Louisiana's rich history as well as access to details on its official symbols and emblems." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/la/timeline/


Louisiana Purchase 1803-2003___"Louisiana State University hosts an online collection of primary and secondary sources relevant to the Louisiana Purchase. The Web site includes several teacher's guides for a wide range of ages." - Illustrated - From LSU Libraries Special Collections - http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/purchase/ 

State of Louisiana History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. History of Louisiana - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - http://www.segenealogy.com/louisiana/la_state/history.htm 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Louisiana ___A general overview of the history of Louisiana and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/louisiana/history.php


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