Also, we have the Caribbean and the recent immigrant African communities. In order to understand how this land came to be what it is, we must know its history.
In truth however, the Africans and Caribbean peoples have been coming here for nearly 150 years and blending in, over time, with the Africans already here. This is a story of Indian and African resistance to white colonial rule in Louisiana during the earliest days of French occupation. We must not dismiss the genocide against Indians and Africans or the clever and fierce resistance that Indians and Africans put up in the wake of an unholy tumult perpetrated by Europeans.
Iberville, commandant of the newly constructed fort, declared friendly intentions of the French by smoking the ceremonial calumet with the visiting dignitaries.
( It has been said that most African Americans are, in part, descended from Native Americans.Hence, their children, “,” had to be Black and Native American.For example, Jean Baptiste Pont du Sable, who founded Chicago was a Creole.If ever a group of people was so incapable of living independently as to justify the enslavement of others more capable, it was these French trespassers.Indians viewed them as children because they were puerile in their dependence on the mercy of others to supply them their daily bread.