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Creole West Productions' publications can be accessed online by subscription at Pointe Coupée Parish History Archives


 

Early American Era of Pointe Coupée: 1800-1830s.

Creole West Productions.  Complementary program to 4th annual forum of the Foundations of Community Series  June 12, 2010 with graphics, articles, documented narratives. Program available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Foundations of Spanish Colonial Pointe Coupée: 1760s - 1800

Creole West Productions. Complementary program to 3nd annual forum of the Foundations of Community Series  June 6, 2009 with graphics, articles, documented narratives. Program available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Foundations of French Colonial Pointe Coupée: 1738-1769

Creole West Productions. Complementary program to 2nd annual forum of the Foundations of Community Series  October  6 , 2007 with graphics, articles, documented narratives. Program available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

French Colonial Foundations of Pointe Coupée: 1680s-1740s

Creole West Productions. Complementary program to 1st annual forum of the Foundations of Community Series October 14, 2006 with graphics, narratives and generous resources for further study.  Program available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History .

At Mama's House: A Collection of Poems

2006

Jackson. A collection of poems by poetic storyteller Mary Alice Victorian "Mary V" Jackson reflecting on her vivid childhood memories at Mama's House on the Island Side of False River, Ventress, Pointe Coupée Parish, LA.  To purchase Contact.

Decuir: Early Creole Family of Louisiana - Creole Heritage Day 2005

2005

Creole West Productions, editor. The complementary program to the Decuir presentation and panel discussion sessions during the Creole Heritage Day 2005 events including early Decuir family genealogial information, Decuir family and the foundation of the Catholic Church in Pointe Coupée, articles from Decuir descendants and a full reprint of "Decuir Family of Pointe Coupée Parish, LA: A Remarkable Confluence of Peoples, Time and Place". Available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Benjamin Franklin Eshleman: A Biographical Sketch

2005

Eshelman-Lee. A fascinating saga illuminating the life of Benjamin Franklin Eshleman. As a young man from Pennsylvania with Mennonite ancestry, Eshleman came to New Orleans in the 1850s to work with his uncle’s hardware firm. Immediately, he became enmeshed in New Orleans merchant society. At the onset of the Civil War, Eshleman enlisted at age 30 as a single man with the CSA Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans, appointed immediately as Captain to the 4th Company. With the premier light artillery unit of the Civil War, he fought all the way to Appomattox and surrendered with Lee-- by then promoted to Lt. Colonel. Returning to New Orleans, he became an integral fabric of postwar New Orleans business and society, and Christ Church Cathedral. Co-founder of both Louisiana Confederate Veterans and the Washington Artillery Foundation, he was also a member of the Louisiana escort for the re-internment of CSA President Jefferson Davis from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia in 1893. Available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Selected Writings of Julien Poydras

2004

Eshelman-Lee. The inaugural volume of the Liberating Pointe Coupée Parish History series, take a glimpse into selected fully translated correspondence of Julien Poydras from 1792–1804. Available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Louisiana Purchase: A Dramatic Change for Pointe Coupéeans 1803–1815

2003

Eshelman-Lee. Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana's Franco-European beginnings date back to the early 1700s, where its settlement has continued since the installation of the poste of Pointe Coupée in the early 1720s. Over two hundred and eighty years later, we take a look into the past with slices of the history of this Créole community during the Louisiana Purchase era. Available online at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Antoine Decuir and His Legacy: River Lake Plantation

2003

Eshelman-Lee. Become familiar with a diverse Créole family of Louisiana, through a historical glimpse of a founding family of Pointe Coupée who settled along the lower False River area. Available online in Adobe Acrobat pdf format at Pointe Coupée Parish History.

Observations From a 21st Century Traveler (Les Observations d'une Voyageuse du Vingt et Unième Siècle)       2002

Eshelman-Lee. A visit to Pointe Coupée Parish in spring of 2002 inspired this piece.