The Acadians came from France in the 17th century and settled in the areas that now comprise NS, PEI, NB and portions of Maine. Their story is a long (and tragic) one for they were Deported from the lands the had husbanded for years and dispersed (by force) to the English Colonies in 1755 and then sent to France and England in a subsequent Deprtations from 1756-62. Many escaped Deportation, others escaped from the Colonies to Louisiana, then French territory.
In addition to the land confiscated, tens of thousands head of cattle and other livestock were either taken or killed. Families were separated, hundreds of lives lost in the transportation of these people.
A very long story, much of it now available on the internet. Try clicking Acadian, Acadian history etc. I think you will find it informative to a degree I could not possibly cover on this machine! Regards, John (New Hampshire)
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