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an early French settler in the Maritimes

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In the 1671 census there were 380 Acadians in what is now southern Nova Scotia.
The first, of course, is the face-to-face world the Acadians made as they shuttled from place to trying place--a world of loss, change and frequently, malice among one-time compatriots, all of whom confronted exiles as they strained to tailor themselves to suit the demands of the powerful, people-moving states that surrounded them.
The Acadians moved down from Port Royal around 1671 to settle what they called the Beaubassin.
FORTHE ACADIANS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, one third of the province's population, the decade from 1994 to 2004 felt like one long celebration.
She examines characters in George Washington Cable's late nineteenth century novel Bonaventure: A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana (1888), in which he discerns the particulars of Acadians and the necessity of their gaining power and assimilation through their acquisition of English.
La Giraudais probably knew that the area was a refuge for Acadians from the British expulsion campaign, but did not know that they were starving and his fleet would become a magnet for other Acadians from the surrounding area.
For many, that traumatic history is always present, even if it is 11 generations since Acadians were forced from their homes and shipped off in small groups to live in British colonies.
A small number of stories tell of how Natives supplied Acadians with various cures for their physical aliments, but in general, the Natives are seen as potential witches.
Her voice allows Jefferson to highlight a very painful chapter in Canadian history, that of the Great Expulsion of the Acadians, which saw the Acadians forced from their lands by the English.
Further to this, Nadeau suggests an alliance between Acadians and Mexicans on the basis of the shared Latin origin of their respective languages and, by extension, a shared adversary in the steady encroachment of Anglophone culture.
Sods, soil, and spades; the Acadians at Grand Pre and their dykeland legacy.
A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland.
By this time, he had also provided the Acadians with their own college, Sainte Anne, at Church Point, Nova Scotia.
That Williams is largely forgotten and the Acadians were subjected to brutal expulsion and worse is nothing short of tragic.