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The photograph seen is of my grandfather, Kelton Ardoin, and I, Dinah Doucet. It was taken in his mother, my great grandmother's home. We frequently visited her and my great-grandfather's home when I was young so my Maw Maw and I could bake. While…

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There are three knives in total. All of them are handmade. The handles offer superior grip being made of cow bone. This is much like Acadian settlers would have used. The blades are made from high carbon steel that was originally on a tree band saw.…

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For the Nunu’s history harvest in Arnaudville, Yvonne Olivier brought in a sword cane that belonged to one of her ancestors named Joseph Frozard. Mrs. Olivier talks about her cane in the video above.
There where multiple Joseph Frozards in her…

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In 1958 president Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and space Administration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA He designed this association to operated by civilians rather than having the military run this new association.…

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Job’s tears are a type of seed that grows on a tall grass. As mentioned in the video file above, it naturally has a smooth, polished surface and a hole through it, which is a what makes it useful for different purposes. The plant's scientific name…

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When considering the presence of the French in Louisiana, one must remember that the French had been there since 1682 when Robert Cavalier de La Salle claimed the vast territory that stretched from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for France, which…

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The lamp was from her mom, who is Cajun, and is over 75 years old. It was used before electricity.

In 1417, Mayor of London gave an order for citizens to put lights on the streets on the winter nights and Paris had a law since 1524 that all the…

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As discussed in the video, “Passe Partout”, as the saws were called by the Acadians, translates to “master key” in English. When the Acadians first arrived in the late 1800s, they did not have many tools so the passe partout became…

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Hunting has its roots in French heritage in North America stemming back to when the French were first starting to colonize Canada. A major trade of the Frenchmen in Canada was trapping and hunting in order to make a lucrative living. This tradition…

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As seen in the video this 1950's coffee grinder works by putting the beans in the top opening of the grinder and turning the crank. On the interior of the grinder there are little sharp gears that spin when turning the crank and in turn the…