Acadian music, ie. Cajun and Zydeco incorporates some of these instruments. The most common being the "squeeze box" or accordion.
Vermilionville is a cluster of old homes, workshops, barns, some of which have been brought to the district from other areas and restored. A walk through the village gives one an idea with it was like to live on the bayou in the 1800's. Vermilionville later become known as Lafayette. The name Vermilionville is derived from the reddish color of the bayou.
Palmentto Hut. It reflects the Native American culture Houma Nation, part of the Southern Louisiana tribes. The hut is made of cane and bousillage which is a mixture of mud and Spanish moss, much like the adobe clay of the west.
The are crawfish nets. Crawfish or mud bugs are natural creatures to the bayou .
Ecole, or school. At the very bottom of the black board is "I will not speak French 100 times" . The French children were not allowed to speak French in school.
Examples of many of the woodworking tools needed for the many crafts and building of the time.
An example of a mud wall or bousillage:
Note the iron. What a way to build up your muscles!