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St. Malo

St. Malo was the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States.  In the first half of the 19th century, Filipino sailors established a village on the southern shore of Lake Borgne on a ...

St. Malo was the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States.  In the first half of the 19th century, Filipino sailors established a village on the southern shore of Lake Borgne on a site previously settled by Native Americans and Maroons. By the mid-19th century, St. Malo was the largest fishing village on the lake and a symbol of the growing Filipino presence in Louisiana. 

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