Some of the notable people born in Lafayette:
- Nnamdi Asomugha, NFL defensive back
- Paul Bako, a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.
- Marc Breaux, popular choreographer of movie such as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Mark Carrier, former NFL wide receiver
- Jefferson Caffery (deceased), former U.S. ambassador
- Daniel Cormier, Olympic wrestler and MMA fighter
- Cupid, famous R&B singer; known for writing the "Cupid Shuffle"
- Michael Doucet, Cajun musician
- Walter Davis, triple jump athlete
- Kevin Faulk, NFL running back
- Ron Guidry, Yankees pitcher
- Danneel Harris, television actress, One Tree Hill
- Angela Kinsey, television actress, The Office
- Lash Leroux, professional wrestler, illustrator for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and other wrestling magazines.
- Gil Meche, MLB pitcher, Kansas City Royals
- R.J. Mitte, Actor with Cerebal Palsy, supporting actor in Breaking Bad
- Alfred Mouton, Civil War general
- Beth Rickey, political activist who opposed David Duke
- Brett Weaver, anime voice-over actor; mostly known for his work with ADV Films
- Domanick Williams, NFL running back
- Jessica Zajicek, former PA of Kathy Griffin; starring Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Other articles related to "natives, native":
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... Alaska Native people began as members of full sovereign nations and continue to enjoy a unique political relationship with the federal government ... and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community ... AFN’s major goals are to Advocate for Alaska Native people, their governments and organizations, with respect to federal, state and local laws Foster and ...
... However, the health of the natives working in the mines became very poor, which is why the Spanish began to look towards a new group for labor ... high numbers to help work the mines with the natives who were still able ... Also many of the lives of these Native and African workers fell short because of the toxic smelter fumes and the mercury vapors that they were inhaling while working the mines ...
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... Martín de la Coruña was the first to come into contact with the natives of the lands that now make up the present day Coeneo ... trust, affection and respect, and convinced the natives to convert to the Catholic faith ... However, the Spanish conquistador Nuño de Guzmán attempted to rob the natives of their possessions and abuse them for refusing to comply ...
Famous quotes containing the word natives:
“From what I have said of the natives of New Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans, being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous, but with the necessary conveniences so much sought after in Europe; they are happy in not knowing the use of them.”
—James, Captain Cook (17281779)
“I am sorry to say we whites have a sad reputation among many of the Polynesians. The natives of these islands are naturally of a kindly and hospitable temper, but there has been implanted among them an almost instinctive hate of the white man. They esteem us, with rare exceptions, such as some of the missionaries, the most barbarous, treacherous, irreligious, and devilish creatures on the earth.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Who the first inhabitants of Britain were, whether natives or immigrants, remains obscure; one must remember we are dealing with barbarians.”
—Tacitus (c. 55120)