Louisiana Photo Gallery and related media

Parading participants in a Cajun Mardi Gras Run

Louisiana

Parading participants in a Cajun Mardi Gras Run

Previous Next 5 of 9

Some natives of Lousiana consider themselves Cajun or Creole. A Cajun is a cross-cultural mix of several ethnic groups including French Creole, Spanish, German and Anglo-American. Creole takes its etymology from the spanish word "Criollo" which means "one from the colony." A Creole is a descendant from the French or Spanish settlers of the New World.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Related Photo Galleries (1)

  • Louisiana
    Louisiana

    9 Photos

    History.com's State Gallery for Louisiana. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks and the difference between Cajun and Creole.

    (9 Photos)

Shop HISTORY