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In addition to the works above, readers may wish to consult the following reference works and periodicals which contain substantial information on Louisiana's traditional cultures.

  • Cultural Vistas. New Orleans: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Louisiana Folklife. Natchitoches: Louisiana Folklife Society.
  • Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. New Orleans: Louisiana Folklore Society.
  • Southern Folklore. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
  • Wilson, Charles Reagan, and William Ferris, eds. 1989. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  • Louisiana Folklife Festival [booklets.] Baton Rouge: Office of Cultural Development.

This article on the peoples of Louisiana by Maida Owens draws on the work of many people. Susan Roach, Barry Ancelet, Michael Smith, H.F. "Pete" Gregory, Donald W. Hatley, Carl Brasseaux, Pam Breaux, Joyce Jackson, and James Borders assisted by reading drafts and many more provided information through their research.

Madelyn Boudreaux edited and reworked this article in HTML for pubication on the World Wide Web.


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