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History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life
Occupations

     In Acadia, the primary occupation was farming.  Many Acadians continued that occupation, though their crops had changed.  In western Acadiana, raising cattle was a common occupation.  Since they had also done this in Acadia, they had experience.  As the 19th century went along, more Cajuns became involved in harvesting natural resource by trapping, hunting, fishing and oystering.  In the 20th century, the oil and natural gas industry dominated the job market for many Cajuns.  Today's Cajuns can be found in the same occupations as any other culture.
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