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25785 Catalina Stret

Southfield, MI 48075

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Welcome To Our Site ....   Be Sure To Visit Our River Folk LIBRARY For Articles, Documents & Folktales

Click HERE 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" page.

 

(CLICK 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:

http://www.nsula.edu/creole/addfamily1.asp

Our Goals:

  • Preserve the rich heritage of Louisiana Creoles.

  • Provide Links to genealogical research resources.

  • Promote Creole History

  • Promote Black History.

  • Enable descendants across the country to communicate and share information.

  • Promote the Businesses & Services offered by descendants.

  • Promote tourism


Are You A Poet or Short Fiction Writer???

 

Consider entering The Detroit Writer's Guild "Poetry and/or Short Fiction Contests"

 

Click For Details

TOURIST: 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 Cane”  

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.

Lot(s) Financing by  Bank of Montgomery,  (318) 379-1900, ONLY 10% down,  will pay up to $250.00 towards closing costs for  qualified customers.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

Contact: C. Ray Baker at 313-963-1558 or e-mail rbakercat1@yahoo.com for further details.
 

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

 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Contact: Thomas Roque, Jr. /  Cell 404-822-8755 / Thomas.Roque@ffbla.com

 

NEW BOOKS

     

  Searching For Bertha,

 

 My 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 History

 

 

You may track her progress by visiting: www.caneriverodyssey.com

Small Fires in The

 Sun

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.)

More info: www.HerbMetoyer.com

Meet Mr. Daniel J. Roque, Owner of ROQUE'S GARAGE, Melrose, LA.

A Special Creole Gentleman

CLICK HERE to Read About My Encounter with Him

 

THE HISTORIC GRAND FAMILY Heritage Foundation

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Check Out their French-Creole Market

 

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(L to R) James Metoyer, Geraldine Williams Metoyer & Velma MetoyerGod's Grace Upon the Departure of  a Good Friend, Mary Velma Metoyer

 
She 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.

Herb Metoyer

M. 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.)

 

 Paul 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 Poetry)

 

 


 

 

 

 

Geraldine Metoyer & Husband Ray Baker
 

Another "GOLDEN" sponsor has joined the ranks.

Thanks Ray!!!!!!!!

 

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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 On Sale

"THIS IS THE TIME"

Master Storyteller Honoring "The Spirit of New Orleans"

Every Song, a Different View of Life.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER Hard Copy via PAYPAL

Use CD Baby To Download

Detroit Writer's Guild Debuts New CD

"A Poetic Showcase"

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, & Zola Masembuko.

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 Pot"

(This is a Powerful Poem about the Katrina aftermath. You just must download & listen to this.)

Herb Metoyer's "The Sand Crab"

Introductory PRICE: $10 (Reg: $15) plus $2 for shipping

To Order Call: 248-425-0987 or Mail To: Cane River media, 25785 Catalina, Southfield, MI 48075

 

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Membership Reminder  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 professional services, authors, artists, crafters, and other vendors.

For more information visit:   www.nsula.edu/creole


There is a new book available, Cane River and its Creole Stories.

For more information go to http://members.aol.com/CaneR71456/caneriverbook.htm

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The Louisiana Heritage Connection (LHC) is offering a special limited time subscription price for our Email newsletter of $14.00/year for 12 issues. Please visit our website to subscribe.
 
 
LHC is committed to Creole Unity Now and Forever and offers the monthly newsletter and website as a means to keep you informed of issues that concern our culture.  LHC hopes to inspire the world-wide Creole community and those who have an interest in Louisiana history and culture to participate and support this effort.

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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 Colonial Louisiana.

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Melrose Plantation On Cane River, Natchitoches, Louisiana

NEW BOOK THAT'S HOT

The  Louisiana Creole Heritage Center's Family Database is Now Online

 

Hard at Work at Geaneolgy Center, Lissie Metoyer, Betty Jo Metoyer, & Shirley ChevalierWe 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, CLICK BELOW

http://www.nsula.edu/creole/addfamily1.asp

 

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Below is Herbert Metoyer posing with his 70th Birthday Present, a Harley-Davison Motorcycle.

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Cane River Media
25785 Catalina
Southfield, MI 48075

YOUR HOSTS THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS SITE

      Herbert R. Metoyer, Sr.

Herbert Metoyer

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