The Expulsion of the Acadians (also known as the Great Upheaval, the Great Expulsion, The Deportation, the Acadian Expulsion, Le Grand Dérangement) was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from present day Canadian Maritime provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island (an area also known as Acadie). The Expulsion (1755–1763) occurred during the French and Indian War. Edward Islands, Contemporan Image, Nova Scotia, Indian Wars, John Rivers, Heritage Info, New Brunswick, Canadian History, Prince Edward Island
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Joseph Broussard (1702–1765), also known as Beausoleil, was a leader of the Acadian people in Acadia; later Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Broussard organized a resistance movement against the forced Expulsion of the Acadians. In 1765, After the loss of Acadia to the British, he eventually led the first group of Acadians to southern Louisiana in present-day United States. His name is sometimes presented as Joseph Gaurhept Broussard; this is likely the result of a transcription error.
Longfellow's Evangeline statue in front of Acadian church, Nova Scotia, Canada. Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie, is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians.
Acadian militiaman, 1755-1760 - "Not all Acadians were deported in 1755. Some escaped into the wilderness of present-day New Brunswick and from there, staged such a relentless guerrilla-style warfare on British areas that it took great numbers of British and American provincial troops to guard, with variable success, the western borders to Nova Scotia."
Acadian – The 1600s through 1758, primarily French, settlers of Acadie/Acadia. Between 1755 and 1758, a vast majority of Acadians were thrown into scattered British concentration camps or deported to France in leaky cattle boats (at least 1 sank), after the concentration camps were full, At their release from the concentration camps, circa 1763, fewer than half were still alive. For people living today, the term Acadian refers to one who had an ancestor born in French Colonial Acadia. Steven