“This study encompasses a complete history of Louisiana’s Isleño community from the Spanish era to the present. It is well conceived, interesting, and thoroughly researched.”—Journal of Southern History
“An important work that fills a significant void in Louisiana and Gulf Coast historiography. Din has laid another stone in the foundation on which comparative, intercultural, and comprehensive transdisciplinary histories of the early Mississippi Valley can now be built.”—American Historical Review
“Genealogists will find this book to be a must for research on Isleño families in Louisiana. Anthropologists will take delight in the account of the rapidly passing antique culture still preserved by some Spanish-speaking Isleños in remote localities. An important minority group that has become part of Louisiana’s mainstream has now received the recognition for its history that it deserves.”—Louisiana History
Gilbert C. Din is the author of several books, including Francisco Bouligny: A Bourbon Soldier in Spanish Louisianaand, with John E. Harkins, The New Orleans Cabildo: Colonial Louisiana’s First City Government, 1769–1803. He lives in Olney, Maryland.
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