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 "Comeaux 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!
The Cajun Invasion Of Louisiana Begins
The Cajun settlers wrote poignant letters to their family and friends scattered around the Atlantic to encourage them to join them in Louisiana.
As the letters made their rounds, Cajuns decided to make the trip. At least ~689 Cajuns from Maryland and Pennsylvania boarded ships at Chesapeake Bay and sailed to Louisiana. They were welcomed by authorities and offered land and assistance. ~200 Cajuns from Maryland were sent to St. James Parish. A group of ~80 Cajuns from Halifax who arrived late were also sent to St. James Parish in May of 1765. Things seemed okay at that point. But things soon changed.
On March 5, 1766, Antonio de Ulloa was appointed as the first Spanish Governor of Louisiana. The newly arriving Cajuns that followed were forcibly dispersed by Governor Ulloa. As Pennsylvania and Maryland Cajuns arrived, they were settled according to the Spanish defense strategy. After May 1766, they were settled at sites along the Mississippi River at key border points of the English / Spanish territory.
In July of 1767, ~210 Cajuns were settled at St. Gabriel. In February of 1768, ~149 new Cajun settlers from Maryland were sent to Fort San Luis de Natchez (near Vidalia, LA). These forced settlement's caused the Cajuns to be very upset with Governor Ulloa. Which helped ignite the 'Louisiana Rebellion of 1768', for the removal of Governor Ulloa.
In 1770, ~30 Cajuns arrived along the Mississippi River below Bayou Plaquemine. They had been sailing on the Britain and gone through shipboard starvation, a mutiny, shipwreck, imprisonment, and forced labor in Texas (which was still Spanish). They made a ~420 mile journey over land to Natchitoches. They didn’t want to stay there, however, and were allowed to go to the Iberville area (and later to Opelousas). The next significant arrival of Cajuns would not occur until 1785 when ~1600 arrived from France.