To Meet the HOSTS of This Site
Cane River Colony was a colony
founded by Marie
Theresa "CoinCoin," a former African slave and the children of her
relationship with Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer, a Frenchman,
on Isle Brevelle just south of Natchitoches in
central Louisiana. The family names of the spouses who married into the Metoyer family and became part of the colony are listed on this site on
the "Colonist Names"
Here For CoinCoin's Unusual Slave to Plantation Owner Story)
If you are
Someone who is interested in helping to
preserve Creole Heritage
You are invited to:
rich heritage of Louisiana Creoles.
to genealogical research resources.
descendants across the country to communicate and share information.
Businesses & Services offered by descendants.
Are You A Poet or Short Fiction
entering The Detroit Writer's Guild "Poetry and/or Short Fiction Contests"
If you have an interest in Creole History, Black History or
Colonial Louisiana History, we encourage you to visit
Natchitoches and its numerous Historical sites.
Natchitoches is the oldest city in Louisiana. Visit Colonial town
houses, plantations, historic downtown, the old fort, or relax and enjoy
the view of Cane River Lake. Many tours are available. You are especially
invited to visit Melrose Plantation on Cane River, the Historical site of
the Metoyer family.
“Ducournau on the
Historic Cane River Property
A Rare Opportunity
Get In Before Lots Are Gone
Elegant Southern living beside the picturesque Cane River and among
numerous historic antebellum homes.
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Contact: C. Ray Baker at 313-963-1558 or e-mail
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MORE Cane River Land For Sale
1 acre lot over looking Cane River along HWY 484, over 100
feet of river frontage. 15 miles from Natchitoches, LA. In the
heart of the Cane River community.
2 half acre lots over looking Cane
River along HWY 484, over 100 feet of river frontage. 15 miles
from Natchitoches, LA. Next to Woods Hall on Cane River
HERE FOR DETAILS
Contact: Thomas Roque, Jr. / Cell 404-822-8755 /
Searching For Bertha,
Cane River Odyssey
It's COMING... A New
Book by Linda Manuel
Fasten Your Seatbelt for a
Journey You Won't Soon Forget
And Rethink everything you thought you knew about African-American
You may track her progress by
Small Fires in The
A historical, romantically
enhanced, adventure novel.
A compelling story centered around the three primary cultures of
colonial Louisiana. Each from a different world, each bearing a
different cross, each in the service of a different God. All seeking, in
their own way, the things craved by men of all creeds – love, respect,
peace of mind, and a small measure of prosperity, but finding instead,
hardship, deceit, and sometimes... death.
The French an ill-prepared, group of disillusioned settlers using their
wits and sometimes treachery to gain a foothold on foreign soil.
The Natchez the most socially advanced tribe on the North American
Continent. A matrilineal, complex society of head hunting, sun
worshipers who believe that their chief, the Great Sun, is a God.
The Slaves: Uprooted from their homeland and forced into servitude. Each
dancing a different rhythm to the same music, the same drum.
Small Fires in The Sun is a wholly fictional, historical saga based
strongly on actual events and, in part, on the lives of Louis
Juchereau de St. Denis (Founder of Natchitoches, LA)and others who
lived during that time....
Herbert R. Metoyer, Jr.
Major, US Army Retired
(Aviator, Engineer, Poet,
Author, and co-founder of the Detroit Writer's Guild.)
God's Grace Upon the Departure
of a Good Friend, Mary Velma Metoyer
was as sweet as a Louisiana honeysuckle and as kind as a person
can be, always welcoming me into her home with a huge, huge smile
filled with love and warmth. I am sure that I have several other
photo's of her but this one (on left) is the only one I could
find. In the picture (L to R) is James Metoyer, Geraldine
Metoyer and Velma Metoyer.
Paul Mitchell and Yeonpa Park-Mitchell
Born & raised in Louisiana,
Paul is an SFC stationed Korea. He has
traced his roots as follows:
Marie Therese Coincoin, Marie Therese, Joseph Victoria, Marquerite Palaize
Victorian, Eleucadie Ceasaire, Jubite (Julian) Simon, Doretha Christina
Simon, Murray P. Mitchell Sr., and to himself, (Murray Paul Mitchell Jr.)
is our 1st "GOLDEN" Sponsor. He also made a generous donation to the
Creole Heritage Center.
Thanks Paul !!!!!!!!!!!
(CLICK HERE TO READ SOME OF Paul's
Geraldine Metoyer & Husband Ray Baker
Another "GOLDEN" sponsor has joined the ranks.
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Also A Special Thanks to Ada Ruth
for her Generous donation
Click here to read the
Bio of her father, Reverend Doctor J. B. Wilson
HERB METOYER'S New CD Finally
"THIS IS THE TIME"
Master Storyteller Honoring
"The Spirit of New Orleans"
Every Song, a Different View
TO ORDER Hard Copy via PAYPAL
Use CD Baby To
Writer's Guild Debuts New CD
Features Guild Members: Tony Crittendon, Sharon
Floyd, John Childs, Michael Jones, Diane Lockett, Evelyn Holmes, Gerri
Metoyer, Herb Metoyer, Joyce Hitchye, Shirley Slaughter, Viola Walker, &
With Guest Poets: Naomi Long Madgett, Melba Joyce
Boyd and M. L. Liebler
MUSIC Composed by Herb Metoyer
Listen to Samples:
Melba Joyce Boyd's "A Black Iron
(This is a Powerful Poem about the Katrina aftermath.
You just must download & listen to this.)
Herb Metoyer's "The
Introductory PRICE: $10 (Reg: $15) plus $2 for shipping
To Order Call:
248-425-0987 or Mail To: Cane River media, 25785 Catalina, Southfield,
In addition to helping the above possible
events, your membership gives you up to 25% discount on all NSU Creole
Center purchases (publications, commemorative items, etc.) and NSU Creole
Center event tickets; "Members Only" specials throughout the year; and
FREE listing on the Center's website "Creole Networking" page (scheduled
for debut January, 2007). This listing will contain referrals for
authors, artists, crafters, and other vendors.
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There is a new
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Please visit our website to subscribe.
LHC is committed to Creole Unity Now and Forever and offers the
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Read the history of "CoinCoin"
and how this amazing Black Slave Woman purchased the Freedom of all her
children and grandchildren and built one of the largest plantations in
Melrose Plantation On Cane River,
NEW BOOK THAT'S HOT
The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center's Family Database is Now Online
invite & encourage everyone to register their data into this
extensive and searchable database. We foresee it as a great tool for
individuals researching their family history. We visited the site and were
amazed at the dedication and work that is being expended to make this
database a one of a kind resource. Of course, you have the option of
requesting forms from the center to submit data manually if you do
not care to submit on-line. So, if you are sincere about preserving your
heritage, I suggest you accomplish this task as soon as possible.
To Add Your Family Information To The Creole Database,
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Below is Herbert Metoyer posing with his 70th
Birthday Present, a Harley-Davison Motorcycle.
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