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History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life
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     While it is true that some Cajuns became successful in business and politics, the average Cajun lived a very simple lifestyle.  In fact, many outsiders viewed them as lazy.  They would work only enough to provide for their family.  This included farming, taking care of the livestock, and hunting/fishing.  This would occupy many of their daylight hours.  Once the work was done, they enjoyed socializing at parties and dances.  Their evening light sources in the early days were candles or oil lamps.  Kerosene lamps became commonplace in the 19th century.
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