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That's because I'm NOT Acadian French.  Creole French, the French who were here before the Acadians.


Then it's a whole new ballgame.  Creoles are not considered Acadians, and as you said they were in Louisiana before the Acadians, i.e  Cajuns was exiled from Canada.  There are many groups in Louisiana referred to as Creoles.  They include French, Spanish, those from the Caribbean.  But nothing said about being Native American.

 

I have documented Native American ancestry (Cherokee) through a fifth generation grandmother.  But that doesn't make me a Native American.

 

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That's because I'm NOT Acadian French.  Creole French, the French who were here before the Acadians.

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There you go, doing what you do best labeling what you don't know. I'm not white I am Native American.  Some call us Cajuns here in Louisiana.  Where fighting discrimination is still going as long as Trump is President.  


O.K. then -  you can expect others to wallow in your their white guilt if it floats your boat but you might want to consider this:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/are-separate-dorms-a-good_b_11912864.html

 

Interesting redefinition of your heritage there - "Native American" rather than "Acadian".


Very convincing - thanks for the demonstration that you don't know diddly-squat about what creppelrm's ancestry really is - and creppelrm does know...

 

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@creppelrmwrote:

 

There you go, doing what you do best labeling what you don't know. I'm not white I am Native American.  Some call us Cajuns here in Louisiana.  Where fighting discrimination is still going as long as Trump is President.  


O.K. then -  you can expect others to wallow in your their white guilt if it floats your boat but you might want to consider this:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/are-separate-dorms-a-good_b_11912864.html

 

Interesting redefinition of your heritage there - "Native American" rather than "Acadian".

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

@creppelrmwrote:

 

There you go, doing what you do best labeling what you don't know. I'm not white I am Native American.  Some call us Cajuns here in Louisiana.  Where fighting discrimination is still going as long as Trump is President.  


The Cajun people are not Native Americans, but are descendants of French Canadians exiled from Acadia (now the maritime provinces of Canada) by the English to Louisiana.  Their origin in Canada was from France.  The word 'Cajun' is derived from a corruption of the word Acadia.   There is a monument to them in St. Martinville, Louisiana.  And Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about that.

 

Henry Wadworth Longfellow wrote an epic poem titled Evangeline about a woman exiled from Acadia searching for her lost love, and who died in his arms after finding him. 

 

I don't recall any special discrimination about those of Cajun origin because of Trump.  My wife (a naturalized immigrant) and I also haven't exactly experienced any more discrimination than before he took office.  Even then it was minimal, and in those cases it has been mostly from avowed liberals.


There are people in Louisiana whose original ancestry is Native American - but are called Cajuns.

Many of them have married people "way far away" from their original cultural and ancestral origins - as is the case with both TxGrandpa2 and alferdpacker - to mention only two...

 

 


Cajun is slang and could describe anyone who is native to South Louisiana not necessarily North Louisiana.  Many are not direct decendents of the Acadian French but are Creole French.  French who were here before the Acadians. A lot French have married into the Native American population where they hunted, fished and trapped the marshes and swamps of South Louisiana as my ancestors did and as I did in my youth.  My family happened to be here long before the Acadians and mixed with the Native population very early in Louisiana history and were identified more with the Native population than the Acadians.  As the white towns spread the further south we were pushed.  Until we were in extreme South Louisiana.

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Oh so now you know more about me than myslelf.

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@alferdpackerwrote:


There are people in Louisiana whose original ancestry is Native American - but are called Cajuns.

Many of them have married people "way far away" from their original cultural and ancestral origins - as is the case with both TxGrandpa2 and alferdpacker - to mention only two...

 

 


Your post is only partially right.  There are Native American tribes in Louisiana.  However they are separate from the Cajuns.  Some of these tribes have taken advantage of their tribal reservations and has done well by utilizing their soverign status to establish casinos.  They were declared a separate ethnic group in 1980 per a discrimination lawsuit.

 

While over the years there has been intermarriages by Cajuns, neither yours or mine has any connection to them nor bearing here.

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

@creppelrmwrote:

 

There you go, doing what you do best labeling what you don't know. I'm not white I am Native American.  Some call us Cajuns here in Louisiana.  Where fighting discrimination is still going as long as Trump is President.  


The Cajun people are not Native Americans, but are descendants of French Canadians exiled from Acadia (now the maritime provinces of Canada) by the English to Louisiana.  Their origin in Canada was from France.  The word 'Cajun' is derived from a corruption of the word Acadia.   There is a monument to them in St. Martinville, Louisiana.  And Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about that.

 

Henry Wadworth Longfellow wrote an epic poem titled Evangeline about a woman exiled from Acadia searching for her lost love, and who died in his arms after finding him. 

 

I don't recall any special discrimination about those of Cajun origin because of Trump.  My wife (a naturalized immigrant) and I also haven't exactly experienced any more discrimination than before he took office.  Even then it was minimal, and in those cases it has been mostly from avowed liberals.


There are people in Louisiana whose original ancestry is Native American - but are called Cajuns.

Many of them have married people "way far away" from their original cultural and ancestral origins - as is the case with both TxGrandpa2 and alferdpacker - to mention only two...

 

 

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@creppelrmwrote:

 

There you go, doing what you do best labeling what you don't know. I'm not white I am Native American.  Some call us Cajuns here in Louisiana.  Where fighting discrimination is still going as long as Trump is President.  


The Cajun people are not Native Americans, but are descendants of French Canadians exiled from Acadia (now the maritime provinces of Canada) by the English to Louisiana.  Their origin in Canada was from France.  The word 'Cajun' is derived from a corruption of the word Acadia.   There is a monument to them in St. Martinville, Louisiana.  And Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about that.

 

Henry Wadworth Longfellow wrote an epic poem titled Evangeline about a woman exiled from Acadia searching for her lost love, and who died in his arms after finding him. 

 

I don't recall any special discrimination about those of Cajun origin because of Trump.  My wife (a naturalized immigrant) and I also haven't exactly experienced any more discrimination than before he took office.  Even then it was minimal, and in those cases it has been mostly from avowed liberals.

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