Once encompassing more than 22,000 acres, only 320 acres of Isle de Jean Charles remain. The land where island residents and their families once hunted, trapped, grazed animals and farmed is now open water. Isle de Jean Charles is where their ancestors survived after being displaced by Indian Removal Act-era policies and where they cultivated what has become a unique part of Louisiana culture. Today, the land that has sustained them for generations is vanishing before their eyes.
“Finding My People At Yagni-Chitto” primarily is a story that is told from people that now live in these same areas where their ancestors once dwelled. From the stories that they share with us. We are hoping for a re-awakening of South Louisiana’s native American history and how it can open a new path to learning about the history, the people and the culture that once thrived in these bayous of south Louisiana.
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