The Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association invites you to its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The meeting is held in the Genealogy Library located on the first floor of the Old Court House Building, 600 Second Street, Natchitoches.
The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Pete Gregory. Dr. Gregory will speak on the “Immigrant Tribes and their relationship to the Caddo Tribe”, the Indians, particularly the Choctaw, that the Spanish brought to this area in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s to help serve as buffers against English forces.
Dr. Pete Gregory was born in Vidalia and grew up in Ferriday, LA. He graduated from LSU and began teaching at Northwestern State University in 1961. He curates the Williamson Museum, serves as the academic advisor for the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center, the Louisiana Folklife Festival and the Folklife Center at NSU and continues to enjoy teaching, listening and learning. He was recently honored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) for the Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities. His 1987 book, “The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana,” still serves as the classic introduction to the field. As the LEH’s 64 Parishes magazine says, “He also has a long list of accolades and awards.”
The meeting is free and open to the public and we welcome all to attend this interesting and informative presentation. For more information please call the Genealogy Library at 318-357-2235.