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La Salle Reenactment (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Newellton, Tensas Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-04-01

Duration: 00:02:05

Subjects: La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687 | History


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Delaney, Suzanne Interviewee
  • Kifer, Helen Hester Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee


This segment from the April 1, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins reporting on Newellton High School students in Tensas Parish reenacting the French discovery of Louisiana by explorer René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, in commemoration of the 312th anniversary of the historic event. It includes interviews with: Suzanne Delaney, student; Helen Hester Kifer, Tensas Public Schools; and Dr. William Arceneaux of CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.