Cajun-Americans have an incredibly rich culture. For a good introduction to the fascinating history of Cajun-Americans, please see this essay from Southern Spaces.
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) seeks to preserve and promote Cajun and other French cultures in Louisiana. "CODOFIL and the Fondation Louisiane invite you to learn more about what we do and about why the defense and growth of the French language in Louisiana are important to us. We also invite you to join us in this fight, helping us defend Louisiana's francophone heritage and future." Click here to visit the CODOFIL site.
"The Acadian Museum, located in the heart of Cajun country in Erath, Louisiana, commemorates and honors the Acadian heritage and Cajun people of Louisiana."
The Simi Valley Cajun Festival is an "an annual event hosted by the Simi Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit both Cajun heritage and the people of Simi Valley and surrounding areas."
French in Alabama--French, Creole, and Cajun restaurants, historic sites, associations, and more.
Official Tourism Site of Louisiana view photos of festivals, museums, historic sites.
Cajuns came to southern Louisiana from Canada centuries ago. Other French peoples came directly to Louisiana from France. New Orleans and Baton Rouge are centers of French culture in Louisiana, but Lafayette, located in the center of the state, is considered to be the capital of Cajun Louisiana.
You can find more books about Cajuns in Scout.
Have you ever heard Zydeco, Swamp Pop, or Cajun Music? All of these musical styles have a unique sound and history. Find out more about Cajun-influenced musical forms through the links and video below!