History Of The Cajuns
The Cajuns people have maybe the most interesting history of Americans. It is a wonder how the Cajun people managed to travel for more than 2000 miles, and nobody knows why they found the swaps of Louisiana as a great place to establish. Bottom line, the Cajun people are an important community of the Louisiana state, although some officials are not so happy about this. Let’s see a piece of the Swamp people history channel, so you could understand those interesting people.
The Cajun people have their origins in Canada. The British Empire conquered the territories occupied by those people somewhere around 1700. for almost 50 years, the Cajun people refused to sign a vassal treaty with the British Crown, and they also participated to some actions that are today called guerilla war. As those people were inconvenient for the British occupation in Canada, the British Crown thought about a cruel and effective method to eliminate those threats: deportation. This is why, at the end of the 17th century, the Acadians (as they were called) started to leave Canada for warmer places.
However, the Acadians didn’t resume staying in the current states of Utah and Oregon, and they continued to move south. It is still a mystery why they stopped in the area of Louisiana, although some history researchers stated that alligator hunting attracted those people the most.
The leader of the 200 Cajun people that got to Louisiana was called Joseph Broussard. By that time, the Acadians were spread all over America, from Haiti to the current Seattle area. However, the leaders of those people were a part of the Broussard group. As you can see in the Swamp people history channel, those people managed to convince the other Acadians to come to this quiet area. Although women and children were not so happy about the alligator hunting, they were forced to come here because the lack of other opportunities.
The Cajun people were disappointed once more. Although they cam here to live under the peaceful French domination, they later discovered that France had given away the state of Louisiana to the Spanish empire. According to the Swamp people history channel, the Acadians took part to the rebellion against this change, but the Spanish domination was fully installed in 1769. the Cajun people were forced to hide in the swamps, and even if the Spanish domination lasted only a few years, the people remained here, being attracted by alligator hunting and other resources that can be found in the swamps.
According to the Swamp people history channel, the Spanish dominators were not so harsh to the rebelled Cajun people. It might be the alligator hunting that brought access to the finest leather to the Spanish Crown. Bottom line, the Cajun people were allowed to remain in their homes and to speak their own language.
If you want to find out more about the Cajun people, you can always watch the Swamp people history channel programs, as you will surely be fascinated about the alligator hunting and other habits of those people.
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