There are still a lot of untold stories about French North America. One is about the French of what is now called Missouri. This was part of upper Louisiana, the French corridor through the current United States, sold to the fledgling country by Napoleon in 1803. (The Louisiana Purchase was completed 210 years ago today!) Reminds me of the call in a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade in 2006, just after the Corps of Engineers/Hurricane Katrina disaster to “Buy us back, Chicac!” This is not at all the usual Friday video, though it does has a musical background. The music sounds Cajun to me.
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