The lost bayou: Discovering South Louisiana’s Lost Communities

A community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It’s where people grow up, where they learn who they are.

But communities don’t always last. Sometimes they disappear. Sometimes they are ripped away. All across South Louisiana’s bayou region, people have been forced to leave their homes because of natural disasters or other environmental concerns.

To preserve the history, culture and traditions of these lost communities, Garde Voir Ci has embarked on  a series capturing the stories of the people that lived in these distinct places in South Louisiana. Places like Grand Bayou, Isle de Jean Charles, Cheniere Caminada, Isle Dernière and the United Houma Nation.

So far we’ve stopped in Grand BayouIsle Dernière, and The United Houma Nation. Now follow along in the next few months to discover the next community along The Lost Bayou — Hurricane ida.


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