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History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life

     In Acadia, they had used wool and flax to make clothes to keep them warm.  If the clothes were dyed, usually red or black was used. 
     The hot temperatures of Louisiana made it impracticle to use wool (and there were few sheep), so they began making their clothing out of cotton instead.   They became known for their production of cottonade cloth.  Shirts were usually white or natural cottonade without a collar.  Their pants often went only down to the knee and were died with indigo.
     In Acadia, they had worn wooden sabots or moccassins of moose leather.  In Louisiana, they often just went barefoot.
     Their hats, though designed similarly, were now made of cotton and straw. 
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