The author of this book, Myron Tassin, saved me. Numerous times. He gave me self-confidence. He won me awards. He was instrumental in my having a career as a movie director. And I never met the man. -Glen Pitre, filmmaker and author of Belizaire the CajunThis pictorial essay portraying the Acadian people of Louisiana captures the many faces of the timeless Cajun-witty, wise, tolerant, hard-working, and fun-loving. Farmers, fishermen, oil workers, and creators of world-famous cuisine exemplify the Cajuns as they were and as they are in modern Louisiana. Tassin's words poetically describe the rich black-and-white photographs.A new foreword by Glen Pitre, who was dubbed by American Film as the father of the Cajun film, testifies to the tremendous influence this book has had. Pitre eloquently describes the scenes throughout the book and the timelessness of the photographs translated directly into his films. These words and images portray a people who turned a heritage of hardship into a philosophy that declares, when work is done, Laissez les bon temps rouler-Let the good times roll!