Belle Terre Acadie


Belle Terre Acadie
Name Belle Terre Acadie
Author Anna Kadak Keller
Description The Acadians had a long and arduous journey from their paradise in Nova Scotia (Nouvelle-?cosse) with their expulsion and diaspora by the British. Tossed to the winds like seeds of grass they finally took root settling and finding peace and prosperity in the rich alluvial lands of South Louisiana. ?tienne Gu?dry, who was content in Cobiquid, Nova Scotia, but who was subjected to threat, flight with his wife and two small children to ?le Saint-Jean, in 1758 was captured by the British when the last remaining French stronghold at Fortresse de Louisbourg fell. Exiled with them to St. Malo, France were his friends from Cobiquid, Jean-Baptiste H?bert, Pierre Saulnier and family, and Gabriel Melanson with his wife Ysabelle and his teenage sister, Anne. ?tienne mourned the deaths of his wife and children in France. He eventually remarried and his final voyage to la Louisiane (Louisiana) with his second family was by the benevolence of Spain after twenty-seven years of living in abject poverty. In Louisiana his line flourished and prospered. They reclaimed paradise in Nouvelle Acadie. (New Acadia) Like many others he settled his family on Bayou Lafourche, receiving the customary land grant from Spain of about one acre wide and in depth to the marshlands. He was given provisions: seeds, tools, a few livestock, and all needed to begin this new life. He was successful in his"strip farm" and in succeeding generations his descendants became prosperous as their holdings grew with the planting of sugar cane, rice, cattle ranching, and in the twentieth century, the oil industry. They were now called Cadiens. (Cajuns This is a story of how the people known as Cajuns became a living monument to human fortitude and the will for survival. From their ancestors through the centuries echoes the cry, "N?oubliez pas!.."..We don?t forget! A.K. Keller
Publisher Xlibris
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Rating 0.0
ISBN 1413471072
Total Pages 176
Published Year 2005
Published Month 7
Published Day 3
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