Creolizing Currents: Bambara

La Balise, 1720
Inset from "Plan of New Orleans the Capital of Louisiana... traced by M. de la Tour in the Year 1720" (London: T. Jefferys, 1759). Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.

La Balise, where captifs from Senegal were disembarked. Many West Africans served as sailors at this landing site.

New Orleans from the West Bank, 1726
Jean Pierre Lassus, "Veüe et Perspective de la Nouvelle Orléans." Archives Nationales d'Outre-mer.

The New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM) is located in Faubourg Treme, at 1418 Governor Nicholls Street, phone (504) 566-1136.

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