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The first permanent Asian American settlement was a village in 18th-century Louisiana where Filipino fishermen resided.

What was Saint Malo: The Manilamen were part of a group of people who created the first Filipino and Asian American settlement in North America, according to History.

Hurricane Katrina would eventually destroy all artifacts from Saint Malo and the people who lived there in 2005.

The Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society erected a marker for Saint Malo on Nov. 9, 2019, reported AsAmNews.

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