| 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.