Monday, July 12, 2010

The Four Occupations of Louisiana


French Domination
1718 - 1769

Has anyone looked closely at the lamp posts that line Canal Street? Every one of them has four sides, embellished with the seals and dates of the four governments of Louisiana's history. I find it odd that the Confederacy is presented as a legitimate government, although I guess you could also question the legitimacy of the colonial powers as well. The word domination confuses me too. Does America dominate Louisiana?




Spanish Domination
1869-1803



American Domination
1803 - 1861



Confederate Domination
1861 - 1865




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