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Acadian Odyssey: Introduction

About This Daily Classroom Special
Acadian Odyssey, created by Ron Dupuis, explores the culture of his ancestors by visiting "real" Cajun towns, presenting folk stories and language, describing the unique Cajun way of cooking, and allowing web site visitors to experience numerous Cajun-related festivals in Southern Louisiana. Ron is a teacher at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge (LA) and former Teachers Network web mentor.

Welcome!

"The more I consider these people the more I believe that they are the happiest people in the world." Written by the last French governor in Acadia, this could be used to describe the future Cajuns, the future inhabitants of the state of Louisiana. Originally from the Normandy regions of France, the people who would become the Acadians (Cajuns) were early settlers in Canada. With the arrival of the British however, the" happy times" were soon to end. But even with the hardships that were placed on this extraordinary group of people, they continued to develop and cherish their unique culture and way-of-life. These pages, created by Acadian descendants, hope to explore this group of people by visits to real "Cajun" towns, presenting Cajun folk stories and the Cajun language, describing the unique Cajun way of cooking, and by visiting the numerous Cajun-related festivals in Southern Louisiana.

Acadian Odyssey Pages

Acadian History

Allons au Rendezvous 

Festivals Acadiens

The Grand Derangement

Gumbo

Loving the Heritage

Mardi Gras

The St. Martinville Tour

Saturday Nights in Eunice

Storytelling Among Cajuns

 

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