La Table Française Aux Natchitoches: The Natchitoches French Table
La Table Française Aux Natchitoches (LTFAN) was established in January 2013 as a means for traditionally-associated people and heritage enthusiasts to advance use and retention of the Louisiana French language in the Natchitoches Parish region. Louisiana French refers to the collective dialects spoken in Cajun, Creole, & American Indian communities. While Louisiana French technically lacks qualifying criteria for threatened or endangered status, significant cultural maintenance must occur now to ensure preservation and reciprocation. In keeping with the custom of the Colonial Era poste, the title preserves the grammatical form aux Natchitoches in homage to the American Indian tribe present at the time Le Poste des Natchitoches (later Fort St. Jean Baptiste) was established “at the Natchitoches” tribe.
Our group typically meets on the third Saturday of every month at these venues:
Magnolia Plantation Overseer's House
Louisiana State Parks Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site