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Expulsion of the Acadians. St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). This is the only contemporaneous image of the Expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and also part of the US state of Maine.

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.

An iconic church in Grand Pré commemorates the original French Acadian settlers - and their expulsion by the new British masters of Nova Scotia in the 1750s.

Acadian Deportation Cross

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."

Pubnico, Nova Scotia, the oldest Acadian region that remains French Acadian to this day.

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

The volcanic rocks on the shore of Briar's Island, Nova Scotia.

Novia Scotia, Site of the Acadian deportation. Many escaped and settled in an area known as Cajun Country in Louisiana.