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Thread #62269   Message #3181945
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Jul-11 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon? (Acadian)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Où vas-tu, mon petit garçon? (Acadian)
Historical aside-
The Acadians refused to take the oath of allegiance to the British crown in 1755, and, beginning with those in Nova Scotia, were ordered to be removed to other colonial areas.
The first wave was deported to little settled areas in what are now the northeastern States, but some to areas as far south as Georgia. Later, some were shipped to France and England, and some of these to Louisiana.
With the Indians, some continued raids on the English into the early 1760s.
Both religion and language prevented their cooperation with, or assimilation by, the English population.

Many went into hiding, some escaping to Quebec and to the States, but the deportees were shipped to France and England, and some of these were then shipped to Louisiana territories.

Some of those who went to Quebec or had gone into hiding in Indian or less populated areas returned, forming the nucleus of present-day Acadians. Also some of those shipped to France returned but most went to Louisiana, taking the oath of allegiance to the Spanish government.

Little known is that the colony of Virginia also deported a group to England.