The Acadians are early Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in 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'. My family stems from one man who evaded capture. He was a frontiersman who built a log home along a river in New Brunswick near the Mi'kmaq people.
NEW BRUNSWICK: Make a noise during tintamarre Canada's only constitutionally bilingual province celebrates its Acadian tradition Aug. 1 to 15 with a noisy celebration, marching through cities and towns making a jolly old racket with whistles, drums, pots and pans. Grab a makeshift instrument, join in the fun.
Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada commemorates Grand-Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762.
On September 5, 1755, at Grand-Pré, Kings County, N.S., over 400 unarmed Acadien men and youths were assembled and marched into the local church. There the commander of the British Provincial Troops, Lieutenant Colonel John Winslow, under order of Governor Charles Lawrence informed the Acadiens they had been called together to hear the decision of the King of England in regard to the French inhabitants of the province: deportation to parts unknown.