Are you proud of your Cajun Heritage? And looking for great comfort in a custom t-shirt to show the world how proud you are to be a CAJUN? Look no further! Les Revenant Apparel is proud to present our "Guidry Family Coat of Arms" Long Sleeve T-Shirt! Our Graphic Tees are super soft, fashionably fit and come in a variety of colors for you to choose from. Our products are 100% designed, created and distributed right here in the Heart of Cajun Country!
Our Graphic Tees are crafted with the following details:
- Special DryBlend 50/50 preshrunk cotton, polyester blend
- DryBlend fabric wicks moisture away from body
- Ultra-comfortable and soft for all-day comfort
- Tagless, itch-free design
- Seamless Collar that won’t lose its shape
- Double Needle Stitching for durability
- Ribbed Cuffs
NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL CUSTOM ORDERED GRAPHIC TEE
All "Family Coat of Arms" Graphic Tees are custom made to order and may require additional delivery time.
Delivery Time: Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.
Learn Cajun (Acadian) History!
First Cajun Settlements In Louisiana
The region comprised the territory now forming St. Martin, St. Landry, Iberia, Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, and St. Mary parishes. It was bounded on the north by the Avoyelles District, on the east by the Atchafalaya River and Grand Lake, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, and on the west by the Mermentau River and the chain of lakes through which it flows.
The district was named for the Attakapas Indians who could be found in the western part of what is now Iberia Parish. An old Indian trail ran from what is now Lake Charles, to present-day New Iberia, and then to today's Morgan City.
Military engineer Louis Aubry was selected to help Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard lead the Cajuns to their new home. They traveled along the waterways to the Bayou Teche and on to the Attakapas Post area. The Cajuns were given supplies (salted pork & beef, rice, hardtack, and flour) to last them for ~6 months. They were also given seed (rice, corn) and farming tools to sustain themselves in the long run.
Aubry was also supposed to lay out a village and set the grants (the bigger the family, the larger the grant). Instead of a central village and surrounding farmland, the Cajuns preferred to put their homes on their farming grants. Although the Cajuns were to have some voice in exactly where they settled, Aubry's decision was to prevail if there was a disagreement.
Eventually, the Cajuns talked him into giving them the area between Fausse Pointe, present day Loreauville, and La Manque, present day Breaux Bridge. This was to be their 'New Acadia.'
Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was appointed militia captain and commander of the 'Cajuns of the Attakapas' region. On or around October 20, 1765 Broussard died in St. Martinville at the presumed age of 63.
The Opelousas Post soon saw the arrival of ~32 Cajuns. At the time, the Opelousas Post was located on the Bayou Teche below present day Port Barre. Post commander, Captain Jacques Guillaume Courtableau allowed the Cajuns to settle at Prairie des Coteaux, present day Grand Coteau and Arnaudville. The Cajuns farms were spread out, but they remained neighbors with family and friends.