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In Re: to "Though they have a distinct culture, "Les Gens Oublie" came from the island we now call Haiti (fleeing the war, before Haiti gained its independence).

But they did come from Haiti."

I just decided to put it in French; One most commonly hears the the term "The Forgotten People" and originally, before the Haitian Revolution, there we're
us, the Louisiana Creoles, already here. Descendants of The French who claimed the land in the name of France, the Native inhabitants who were already here, and the Africans brought here in chains.

Later, the Haitian culture fused with ours to further develop and even solidfy the culture and language here. But the fact of the matter is, that Haitians always try to rob us of, is that we were already here. I've spoken with so many Haitians who have often told me that the only reason why we exist is because of them which is NOT the case at all. There are tons of information to support the presence of Louisiana Creoles before Haitian Migration.

In ref to: "my point is if anybody from louisiana and new orleans wanna reject their roots lets just educate them because thats exacly what slavery do to us.they take away our identity.and if someone think beyonce is too good to b haitian let them take her."

People still don't get the point.

No Creole that I know, nor have I, ever said that LOUISIANA Creoles (not exclusive to New Orleans) denies Haitian Ancestry.

In fact, I just said in the above comment as well as the message the main message in this blog that we Creoles, readily and proudly acknowledge Haitian ancestry; in fact referred to you as cousins (which in many cases is the truth).

It is equivalent to the way African Americans view themselves in relation to Africans living in Africa.

We do not deny it, however we want to be acknowledged as our own distinct culture.

Not all Creoles share Haitian heritage.

I've not discovered any in my line therfore, I don't claim it, when I do, i will do so proudly.

However, there are MANY Louisiana Creoles who are just as boastful about Haitian heritage as Creoles.

I was speaking with a fellow Creole brother of mine the other day who informed me that in le paroisse du Natichoches, you'd find a slew of Creoles who have been boasting about they're connection to Haiti.

We are a different culture with a background in common.

This is my only point.

Cliford, January 4 2010, 6:36 PM

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Man all I have to say is this: Haiti ain't never been one(as a people/country) to claim nothing that did not belong to her or which she did not earn... read more >
Gonzales, 8-Dec-09 10:14 pm
Imma Be nice! Does anybody look at the picture real close first of all woody I think it's offensive to the women who take the time to read your... read more >
Carolyn., 13-Dec-09 12:36 pm
if you are trying to insult haitians well let me tell you something haitians might bleach there skin but they have class and respect and too me your... read more >
Diamond Williams, 30-Dec-09 4:01 pm
I reconized Beyonce's Name and her sisters name solange as being French names a while ago, but also I do Know that there are Creoles People in... read more >
Tim, 3-Jan-10 3:43 am
In Re: to "Though they have a distinct culture, "Les Gens Oublie" came from the island we now call Haiti (fleeing the war, before Haiti gained its... read more >
Cliford, 4-Jan-10 6:36 pm
The only thing I would say to the poster re: "Like you, my Louisiana Creole friend, we're looking for role models too, and I am trying to link... read more >
Cliford, 4-Jan-10 6:43 pm
your claim is false. Louisiana creoles have been in Louisiana for about 100 or more years prior to the Haitian revolution. French and Spanish people... read more >
Marie, 24-Jan-10 10:41 am
Actually your wrong if you forgot Haitians were originally Africans brought over to Haiti to be slaves so the Haitian culture originally stems from... read more >
Lisa, 21-Feb-10 2:37 am
You sound like an intelligent woman these people are so ignorant to make a statement like anyone from Louisiana is of Haitian descent because it's... read more >
Maggie, 21-Feb-10 2:46 am
We are all the same. Someone need there history book! u pale creole ou se haitian, creole came frm haiti. We the same, same food, same madigra, and... read more >
Sabrina And Haitian, 14-May-10 11:59 pm
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