In 1755 8,000 French Acadians in Nova Scotia were deported across Canada and Ame
In 1755 8,000 French Acadians in Nova Scotia were deported across Canada and America for refusing allegiance to the British King. In 1842, the Webster Ashburton Treaty made the St. John River into the U.S.-Canadian border, separating Madawaska from New Brunswick and arbitrarily dividing the valley's Acadian population down the middle. Today the Acadian pocket represents about 15 percentof Maine's 150,000 Franco-Americans. Details; profiles of Madawaska residents.
Acadians in Maine, French Americans, Madawaska
Hamilton, Catherine and Paulsen, Monte, "In 1755 8,000 French Acadians in Nova Scotia were deported across Canada and Ame" (1988). Maine News Index – Salt. 90.
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