Our People Our Culture
Our People Our CulturePointe Coupee's multicultural beginnings date to the early 1700s when the confluence of three cultures -- Native people, Franco-European, and Africans brought from the Gold Coast of Africa -- came together. . . . evolved into our Creole beginnings. By 1770 Americans came to he area, bringing with them their large number of African-American slaves. By 1803 the influx of immigrants continued from the United States. By 18__ immigrants from Italy arrived, adding to the rich base of cultures already in the parish. A few Spaniards. French remained the language of choice, with the Creole patois the common language, dialect between the cultures. Native people were in the area until . . .
(excerpts from Brian J. Costello. History of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana; and J. Eshelman-Lee Louisiana Purchase: A Dramatic Change for Pointe Coupeeans 1803-1815)