Cajuns & Creoles: The Stunningly Adaptive People of South Louisiana
Cadie. Acadie. Acadian. Cajun. Acadiana. These words are part of the history and culture that developed in south Louisiana over the course of the last three centuries. They're an integral part of telling their story — but they can't do it alone. Combining elements from various peoples who traveled from several continents, this mix of cultures is so unique, even a gumbo metaphor isn't complex enough to describe it. Professor Barry Ancelet, musician Louis Michot, and entrepreneur Marie Dacote-Comeaux guide us through the distinctive fusion of tradition and history of the Cajun and Creole people of south Louisiana — and explain how recent efforts have helped to revitalize and popularize their culture, largely in response to concerted efforts to suppress it for several decades before.
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