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Pigeonniers denoted wealth among the rural French Creole,as in France only landowners had the right to have pigeons under the Old Regime

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Ethnic Group, French Creoles | The term "French Creoles" came to be applied to Creoles of European or white ancestry. Creoles of color", in use in the Colonial era but popularized in the 19th-century, came to refer to mixed-race people of African and European ancestry (primarily French and Spanish), who were native in the area before the Louisiana Purchase. Some Creoles of color may also have Native American heritage.

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