Note from AHA President and AG Editor, Jim Phillips: A big dream has come true – The Attakapas Gazette – from 1966 to the present – and all of its wealth of information regarding Acadiana – all the articles about the rich culture of the peoples of this area, and all the lists of records and genealogy – is now available online as a free digital service to the public. It can now be searched, and, pages and articles may be downloaded for free in standard formats from our new digital library on Archives.org. Professional and amateur researchers and writers and readers will love this service. It is also a very stimulating library for personal interests in all things Acadiana. Below is a sampling. The volume of interesting topics is a treasure:
Acadian Names and Nicknames, Accounts of Bootlegging, Poetry, Songs, Book reviews, Acadian Marriage Customs, Storytelling, History, Journals, Plantations, Slavery, Acadian Music and Dances, Buried Treasures, Wilderness Manhunt: The Spanish Search for LaSalle, Breaux Bridge and the Telephone, Crawfish Folklore in Southwest Louisiana, Spanish at Nacodoches.
I was able to arrange to get help from an amazing young British literature teacher and lover of all things historically, artistically and culturally interesting. The Attakapas Gazette fit her interests well. I want to thank Madeleine Goodall of Norwich, England for her diligence and hard work.
Let’s get started. To begin, I am adding the Alphabetical Index of Contents 1966-1992 for your perusal. Enjoy this living historical, cultural and genealogical list of all the articles and records in our early published A.G. 1966-1992.
You may notice that we have changed our membership procedures. Membership is free. Of course, we encourage everyone to use our PayPal buttons for donations and subscriptions to help support the on-going work to bring meaning to past, present and future history of the Attakapas territory – Acadiana and South Louisiana.
Welcome to the revived Attakapas Historical Association and its publication, the Attakapas Gazette.