Cajuns, or Acadians, were some of America’s original European-origin settlers and were here long before many of the later English settlers. They’re a significant part of America’s history, who became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase. While much of the music is sung in French, Cajun and Zydeco are as American as peanut butter and jelly. Their homeland, mainly western Louisiana, comprises 828,000 square miles, and cost a total of 15 million bucks, which works out to about 18 bucks per square mile. Did we get a bargain?
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