Unit VII Lesson 6 Resources

Arnow, Jan. By Southern Hands: A Celebration of Craft Traditions in the South.
Oxmoor, 1987. $34.95. Features Coushatta pinestraw baskets, Houma palmetto baskets, cornshuck bags, Coushatta and Houma dolls, Houma model boats, Cajun accordions, wooden boats, Mardi Gras Indian costumes, Cajun Mardi Gras masks, duck decoys, Acadian textiles, and nets from Louisiana.

Fricker, Jonathan, Donna Fricker, and Patricia Duncan. Louisiana Architecture:

A Handbook on Styles. Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998. A concise survey of architectural styles from French Creole to Art Deco.

Poesch, Jesse and Barbara SoRelle Bacot. Louisiana Buildings 1720 -1940.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.

Wilson, Charles, et al. The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. UNC Press, 1989.
This large, accessible volume covers hundreds of topics, including many on material culture, crafts, and decorative arts, useful for older students and teachers, available in many public libraries, 1,656 pages, $69.95.