Title

Article describing the British-ordered expulsion of the Acadians from their sett

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

6-2004

Additional Date Information

Summerguide 2004

Pages

55-57

Abstract

Article describing the British-ordered expulsion of the Acadians from their settlements on St. Croix Island and Nova Scotia in 1755, noting that the Cajuns of New Orleans are descended from the northern Acadians. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline," written in 1847, fictionalized the expulsion of the Acadians. Carl Brasseaux, historian of Cajun traditions and culture, says that events portrayed in "Evangeline" are not accurate at all. Judy Paradis, president of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, believes the poem provided a platform for Acadian history. This summer marks the 300th anniversary of the St. Croix settlement.

Subjects

Acadians

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