AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Assimiliation and Creoles in Nevada?
In Response To: Creoles in Nevada? ()
I will do so, thank you for your help. Is it possible that workers were unidentified as Creole at that time in Nevada? I viewed photographs at a local Art Exhibition which included workers at the Hoover Dam during the 30s. Many of the individuals superficially resembled those identified as Creoles today, which is fairly apparent because of the various influences defining the culture including the Diaspora. I realize that one cannot categorize individuals strictly by physical appearances, but in that exhibition, one caption described Native Americans, Latinos/ Hispanics and other Hoover Dam Workers. Could it be that Creole workers assimilated with these other groups? I am not familiar with the cultural customs of migrating workers at that time, but assimilation might also be a factor.
I appreciate your response and will follow up.