ACADIAN-CAJUN Genealogy: Cajun History
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History of the Cajuns
     The area of Louisiana, now known as Acadiana, comprised about 22 parishes. It forms a triangle from Lake Charles at the west to Grand Isle at the east, with Pointe Coupee at the apex. The Acadians were the largest group to settle in this area from 1765 to 1785. Although other nationalities were there, the Acadian culture was dominant in many places. When bits and pieces of these other cultures were added to the Acadians, a variation of the Acadian culture was created. These people, and this culture, became known as Cajun ... a derivation of the word Acadian.
    Cajun History in the 18th Century
    Cajun History in the 19th Century
    Cajun History in the 20th Century


Encyclopedia of Cajun Life
     You may also be interested in a number of pages written on specific areas of Cajun life, such as housing, natural resources, etc.  (not online yet)


A listing of related books can also be found at Acadian-Cajun Genealogical Books.
Books specifically used to compile the online history are in bold type.

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