The Creole population shares a very deep, proud and rich culture. There are 3 groups that make up the Creole population; the whites with European origin make up the highest class. Free blacks, emancipated slaves and their families make up the middle class and slaves were the lowest class. All of the groups felt the same about Americans at one time, they looked down on them. Traditionally they descended from Spanish and French colonial settlers in Louisianna.
The man of the house was dominant and even if he were not faithful he was a good father and husband in that he would accompany his wife to balls, theaters and social events. When women enter a marriage they must provide a dowry and they must marry before they turn 25 years old.
The creole are mostly catholic and the majority spoke French. After the Louisianna Purchase Americans were having a problems with the culture and language of the new territory and attempted to push the new governor to change the language to English. This outraged the French Creoles and the governor realized he needed the Creole supporters and restored French as the official language.
The Louisianna Creole flag was designed by Pete Bergeron in 1997 and it represents the culture, mixed lineage and religion. The white fleur de lis on a blue field in the upper left section represents Lousianna’s French heritage. In the lower left and upper right sections West African heritage is represented by the Mali Republic National tri-color flag and the Senegal Republic National flag. Spanish colonial heritage is represented by the Tower of Castile on the lower right section.