By Warren Perrin
Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation, the 1st biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard used to be born in 1702. The publication tells of his youth occasions and militant struggles with the British who had for years desired to lay declare to the Acadians' wealthy lands. next chapters speak about the epic odyssey in which Beausoleil led a gaggle of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the hot Acadia, with the wish that his liked Acadian tradition could live on. The final 1/2 the publication discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's lifestyles that ended in the evolution of the Acadian tradition into what's now known as the "Cajun" tradition and the way it resulted in an 8th iteration Beausoleil descendant, Warren A. Perrin, to convey a Petition looking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition used to be effectively resolved on December nine, 2003, via the...
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I finally determined that it was Jeanne LeBreton because of the way the priest made the letter “B” in the word Decembre and then looked in the census of 1714 and saw that there was listed in Port Royal a “LeBreton and wife” with no first names shown. That seemed enough evidence to feel fairly certain that it could very well be Jeanne LeBreton. This was not one of the more important elements of the baptismal record. Another item in this document which was very problematic (and my wife Therese was the one to put out the first hint as to what it might be) was the word Ondoyer in French.
Perhaps the past was just too painful, each successive present too tense with difficulty and the only goal for the future – one of simple survival. Whatever the cause, in Louisiana, where a large number of the disposed settled, the paucity of written or oral history or even folksongs pertaining to the aftermath of the Great Upheaval was astounding. Then, in the 1940’s, a global upheaval even greater than the distant event that had dispersed their ancestors to the far corners of two hemispheres unexpectedly landed many of them in a homeland at least twice removed.
Of course, our Acadian roots are in France, but it was only after 1604 that a people known as Acadians (and later as Cajuns in Louisiana) emerged. 1765). It is said that extraordinary times produce extraordinary people. That was certainly the case with Beausoleil. But to say that the Grand Dérangement was an extraordinary time is an understatement – a gross understatement. It is one of the darkest chapters in North American history in that it represents the first – and perhaps the only – example of ethnic cleansing of Europeans in the history of the continent.
Acadian Redemption. From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation by Warren Perrin