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Cat Island : the history of a Mississippi Gulf Coast barrier island

Author: John Cuevas
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, a coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte's pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century. Author John Cuevas learned that his family had owned the island for three generations beginning with his ancestor, Juan de Cuevas. Cuevas chronicles the historic events that occurred on the island's shores"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Cuevas family.; Cuevas family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cuevas
ISBN: 9780786463282 0786463287
OCLC Number: 689522329
Description: xii, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: About Cat Island --
The French discover Cat Island and settle Biloxi --
The fort on Cat Island --
The first mutiny on American soil --
Jean Lafitte, the pirates, and buried treasure --
The hero of Cat Island --
Juan de Cuevas captures the pirates --
A British soldier visits Cat Island after the war --
The Cuevas house on Cat Island --
Pioneer living on Cat Island and the developing coast --
The Seminole Indians on Cat Island --
The last great party on Cat Island --
The funeral of Juan de Cuevas --
How the truth became a legend --
The lighthouses on Cat Island --
Turpentining and the lumber industry on Cat Island --
Al Capone and the rumrunners --
The Goose Point Tarpon Club --
The secret war dogs of Cat Island --
Cat Island owners from the past to the present --
A visit to the Cuevas homestead in Spain.
Responsibility: John Cuevas.

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"Off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, a coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte's pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century. Author John Cuevas learned that his family had owned the island for three generations beginning with his ancestor, Juan de Cuevas. Cuevas chronicles the historic events that occurred on the island's shores"--

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