Cane CuttersIn 1814, H.M. Breckenridge wrote that “lands have risen in price, since they have grown in demand for sugar plantations, and many of the petit (little) habitants bought out.” The number of slaves in Louisiana measured 5 slaves to 1 white person. However, the Acadian people rarely owned slaves because of their oppression by the English, and they did not want to do the same thing to another culture. The Acadian people did not care to raise livestock or crops to grow rich, instead they grew and raised enough for their own consumption. To the English, this carefree lifestyle that the Acadians lived was considered lazy.