National Geographic : 1992 Jul
Vietnamese teenagers make pocket money in Louisiana by "cooning"for oysters, finding them with hands and feet. Arriving on the bottom ofthe economic ladder in the 1970s and '80s, Southeast Asian refugees took the toughest jobs, many inftsher- ies. Despite backlash from some residents, they now are established as GulfCoasters. Ajoyride offa boat's bow ends a perfect outingfor a boy loafing away a day on a canal near Bayou Black.