Los Adaes

Louisiana Division of Archeology


Built on the frontier of the Spanish empire, the outpost at Los Adaes was for over fifty years the capital of the Texas province. It was the scene of a unique cooperation among the Spanish, the French, and the indigenous Caddo Indians. In this online exhibition, visitors can explore the historical background of Los Adaes, reconstruct daily life on the frontier, and discover the stories that Los Adaes still reveals today.

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“I cannot thank you enough for your guidance, patience, vision, creativity, and commitment. You were able to transform some very rough raw material into a beautiful and exciting final project. It is the perfect way to illustrate why we protect, study, and care about important archaeological sites.”

— Nancy Hawkins, Archaeologist Manager