Louisiana Gulf Coast- De Jean Charles – Terrebone Parish-43

June 14, 2010

Isle De Jean Charles – Terrebone Parish-43

Originally uploaded by Preservation Resource Center, Advocacy Department

Isle de Jean Charles lies 80 miles southwest of New Orleans and is home to Cajuns and members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha Tribe, related to the Choctaws and part of the larger Federation of Muskogees. The island was battered by 9 foot storm surges during hurricanes Gustav and Ike and the majority of homes have not been rebuilt. The sensee of pride in the small community remains strong.

Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw of Louisiana:www.biloxi-chitimacha.com/

Short documentary on Isle de Jean Charles: vimeo.com/7356344

Houma Nation: http://www.vuvox.com/collage/detail/06bf10539?i tem=1470

Article – Oil threatens French-speaking Cajuns, native Choctaw: http://www.terradaily.com/afp/100520013827.7pds w206.html


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