New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

Native Americans


In 1699 Bienville heeded the advice of the natives as he traveled from Lake Pontchartrain down Bayou St. John through their oak-lined trail which led to what he would claim for France and name New Orleans. It was 100 miles from the mouth of the river, located where the distance between the river and the lake was shortest. A Native American family is shown in this 1775 woodcut.

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~The Bayou, Road, Oaks, and Native Americans: 1400-1769~
~Plantation to Peristyle: 1770-1907~
~Expansion and Modernization: 1908-1928~
~The New Deal: 1929-1939~
~Children & Friends: 1940-2004~
~Rebirth: 2005-2010~
~The People Behind the Names: Donors, Benefactors, and Patrons~
Photo Gallery

The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation" May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to Friends of City Park.

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