Delta Pieces

Susan Roach and Maida Owens, editors


Delta Pieces: Northeast Louisiana Folklife is the compilation of research conducted over 20 years by a team of researchers and community scholars coordinated by Susan Roach and Maida Owens. Most researchers were involved in the Delta Folklife Project or the Regional Folklife Program at Louisiana Tech University, but some previously published their research elsewhere and have granted permission to include it here. Together these essays offer a view at this fascinating region of 12 northeast Louisiana parishes running south down the Mississippi River from the Arkansas state line though Concordia Parish, Louisiana. 

Introduction to Delta Pieces: Northeast Louisiana Folklife

Map: Cultural Micro-Regions of the Delta, Northeast Louisiana

Working in the Delta

Making Music in the Delta

Telling Stories in the Delta

Delta Archival Materials

The Educator's Guide for Delta Pieces includes 12 units. Each Guide unit relates to a unit within the Delta Pieces: Folklife in Northeast Louisiana essays. The Educator's Guide units correlate to the Common Core State Standards, particularly those in English Language Arts and are for grades 3-8.

Delta Pieces: Northeast Louisiana Folklife was published in 2013. It was partially funded by a grant from the National Park Service through the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative grant to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts.