Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fact of the Day: Acadia Louisiana

One of the most notable colonies of New France was Acadia located in present-day Canada and Maine. While it had lasted under French rule for many years, the British eventually gained control. The residents of Acadia resisted British rule, and eventually fled Acadia. Most of them settled in Louisiana. 

5 comments:

  1. Interesting Adam and something I didn't know.

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  2. Never knew that one. Maybe that is what the university is named after here.

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  3. The Acadians didn't "flee." They were physically rounded up and deported by the British. It was a case of what we now call "ethnic cleansing." The British wanted the Maritimes for their own settlers, not the Acadian French who resisted swearing an oath of allegiance to Britain.

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  4. I knew Canada was settled by the French, but the rest is new to me.

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