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Essay | Cajun Culture

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Cajun Culture.
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Cajun Culture

Summary: Provides insight into the Southern Louisiana cajun culture. Traces the ancestry back to the Acadians and the French. Describes traditional cooking, healing and language.
Nous sommes Acadiens. (We are Acadians.) Some outsiders see us as a quaint, virtuous people, spending a great deal of time singing, dancing, praying, and visiting? (Conrad, 1978, p.14). Others see us as independent and unsophisticated. We see ourselves as fun-loving, carefree, happy, proud people who have a great love for our culture. The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750"s. The Acadians are known to have settled in the southern bayou lands of Louisiana around that time. The Acadiana people acquired their nickname, "Cajuns,? from those people who could not pronounce Acadians correctly. Due to the opinion that Cajuns were "different", they lived close together and became isolated from others in Louisiana. They have since developed their own distinct characteristics which make them unique and unlike no others in the bayou state. Family, music, housing, food, marriages, and "traiteurs...

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