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The Cabildo

The Cabildo, one of three eighteenth-century structures that anchor New Orleans's Jackson Square, stands as a visual monument to Spanish rule in Louisiana. Read »

Cable, George Washington

The writings of George Washington Cable explored the Creole culture and generated national attention. Read »

Caddo Nation

Caddo people began to inhabit the Red River valley approximately 2,500 years ago. Around that time, the ancestors of the southern Caddo began to settle in permanent villages, build the first mounds, cultivate plants, and develop the use of ceramics. Read »

Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de

Antoine de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac served as the governor of Louisiana from 1713 to 1716. Read »

Caffery, Debbie Fleming

Contemporary Louisiana photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery documents the people others often overlook: sugarcane workers, Mexican prostitutes, and the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Read »

Cagnolatti, Ernie

Ernie Cagolatti was a trumpet player in the the New Orleans jazz scene for much of the twentieth century. Read »

Cajun Dance Halls

Cajun dance halls—salles de danse—are live music venues where dancing, courtship, and community building transpire. Read »

Cajun Folklife

Cajun folklife is a field of study that describes, catalogs, and deciphers meaning within the vernacular culture of Acadian refugees who settled in Louisiana. Read »

Cajun Music

Cajun music is a genre that arose in southwestern Louisiana from the Francophone folk music traditions of the Acadians. Read »


Cajuns are the descendants of Acadian exiles from the Maritime provinces of Canada—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island—who migrated to southern Louisiana. Read »

Cajuns in Literature

Acadians, Cajuns, and their history became part of American literature, often represented through romantic myth. Read »

Calandria, Challis Walker and Calandria, Juan José

SEE Juan José Calandria and Challis Walker Calandria

Calandria, Juan José and Calandria, Challis Walker

Juan José Calandria and Challis Walker Calandria were prominent painters, sculptors, art teachers, and diplomats in New Orleans in the latter half of the twentieth century. Read »

Calhoun, Keith and McCormick, Chandra

Husband and wife documentary photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick have dedicated their careers to examining and presenting the lives, spirit, and culture of black New Orleans. Read »

Calogero, Pascal F., Jr.

Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. served as Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1990 to 2008. Read »

Camp Moore

Camp Moore in Louisiana served as the training location for more than 20,000 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Read »

Camp Ruston

Camp Ruston was one of the largest prisoner of war camps in the United States during World War II. Read »

The Campeche Chair

The Campeche chair, a leather or caned sling seat supported by a non-folding cross-frame, was in widespread use in the United States and New Spain in the first half of the nineteenth century. Read »

Canova, Dominico

Born in Italy, Dominico Canova spent many years painting frescoes in banks, churches, and private homes in New Orleans and southern Louisiana. Read »

Canova, Dominique

SEE Dominico Canova