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.

Louisiana Acadian (Cajuns) Homes The Acadians (French: Acadiens, IPA: [akadjɛ̃]) are the descendants of the seventeenth-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located in the Canadian Maritime provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and in the US state of Maine).

Stacy Demoran Allbritton is a New Orleans native now living in Monroe and long fascinated by Acadian and Louisiana history. She tells the story of the Acadian exile from Nova Scotia in a new young adult novel out from Pelican Publishing. “The Diary of Marie Landry, Acadian Exile” reads much like the American Girls novels, a diary penned by a young girl who is forced as a child from her home in the Canadian Maritimes in 1755.

Prince Edward Island, Canada

The first work devoted exclusively to Acadians in Nova Scotia, this book presents a thorough study of Acadian history from the earliest d...

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, Canada.

L'Acadie Acadia was made up of the present Atlantic provinces of Canada : New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (then known as Île St. Jean), parts of Newfoundland, and parts of Maine. Unfortunately, this peaceful beginning was followed by 150 years of struggle between the French and English for control of the continent. Except for some short periods of British occupation, Acadia remained French up to 1713. The inlet of Port Royal is shown in an exaggerated .

The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750s. The Cajuns are their descendants  who settled in Louisiana. Today, thousands of Acadian-Cajun  descendants cherish their rich  legacy of history, culture, & genealogy.

The Acadians are Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported from Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in 1755. Some families were scattered deeper into Canada but most went south into Florida and Louisiana where the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'.

CAJUN ('ka:-j@n), n. A person of French Canadian descent born or living along the bayous, marshes, and prairies of southern Louisiana. The word Cajun began in 19th century Acadie (now Nova Scotia, Canada) when the Acadians began to arrive. The French of noble ancestry would say, "les Acadiens", while some referred to the Acadians as "le 'Cadiens", dropping the "A". Later came the Americans who could not pronounce "Acadien" or "'Cadien", so the word "Cajun" was born.

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

8 mile long Confederation Bridge which connects Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick, Canada.

l'Acadie ancienne par Claude de Picard au XVII siècle

"Fun Facts about Nova Scotia" I love this! Very cool to know, and so much more to learn.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage; Definitions of Common Acadian Terms.

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.

Bay of Fundy Tides in New Brunswick | 15 Surreal Places That Prove Canada Is A Breathtaking Country

Depiction of Evangeline. My daughter's namesake. For the Acadians, she symbolizes perserverence and hope.

Acadian Memorial Cross

Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.