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SETTLEMENT OF THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN
Abandonment of the Heart of the Swamp
A Year of Swamp Life
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abandoned activities agricultural land alligators annual cycle Atcha Atchafalaya Basin Atchafalaya River Atchafalaya Spillway bait bateau Bayou Chene Bayou Lafourche Bayou Teche began boat bottom buffalofish Butte la Rose catch catfish caught cents a pound Chitimacha commercial fishing commonly cotton crabs crawfish trap crawfishermen cured moss cypress developed Dumont early Evermann farmers feet Fiedler fishing ground fishing industry flatboat float floods French French-speaking frogs gathering moss gill nets Gowanloch green moss high water hoop nets houseboats hunting important Indians inhabitants jugger pole Lake Verret lakes large number living Louisiana method migration Mississippi River system Morgan City Morgan City Review moss gins nylon Orleans outboard motor Pecan Island Pierre pirogue plantations PLATE pond Pratz pulled region retting river shrimp settlement shad sold Spanish moss swamp dwellers swampers techniques Text-fig TEXT-FIGURE tion tow-cars Trammel nets trees trotlines turtles twine usually wildlife woods