Heart of Louisiana: History of Cajun culture

  // Tuesday, 15 July 2014 18:35 //
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Acadians have been a large part of south Louisiana for more than two centuries. But some of their earliest history in the Bayou State has never been written.

Now, a team of researchers is trying to uncover the mystery and find the birthplace of Cajun culture.

Around 250 years ago, the very first Acadians to reach Louisiana made their way up Bayou Teche, a slow-moving waterway that snakes through southwest Louisiana.

The 193 French-speaking Acadians were expelled from their homes in Nova Scotia by the British.

"We want to know how they survived, what they lived in. When they first got here, there was absolutely nothing that we know of," said Al Broussard.

Broussard is the mayor of the small village of Loreauville, located on Bayou Teche.

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