The village runs along both sides of the canal. Open this map full screen.
Obviously I had no idea what I had walked into until I got home and looked it up online. This is a small french speaking tribe primarily descendant from Chitimacha and Houma tribes.
Walking along the banks I spoke to a few people who were kind enough to say hi and answer my questions about the crabs they were trapping and about what kind of boat I could use to paddle in the swamp.
As it is winter there isn’t a lot of activity in the town save for a few who trap blue crabs that are sent to the New England region.
It was a fun visit and I’d like to return. I get the feeling there are many stories I could discover by spending a more time there.