Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lower West Pubnico in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens?

 
 
Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens? Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
1. Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens? Marker
Inscription.

Acadians themselves can best answer this question, and our staff looks forward to sharing stories and insights into Acadian history and culture. We are also pleased to share some information on this panel for your reading pleasure.

As Acadie was being settled in the early to mid-1600s, most Acadians were of French descent and of Roman Catholic faith. Unlike many other European settlers in North America, the Acadians developed a rapport and lived peacefully alongside the Mi'kmaq, the local indigenous people. The Mi'kmaq adopted Catholicism, and over time there was some intermarriage between the two peoples, which helped forge close ties.

Today's Acadian identity is rooted in a strong attachment to family histories, and to remembering and honouring the past while building toward a bright and prosperous future. This panel could be filled with history and folklore, but we know you will most enjoy hearing the stories from our Acadian staff and animators who welcome your questions and look forward to sharing their Acadian heritage with you.

Les Acadiens eux-mêmes sont les mieux qualifiés pour répondre à cette question, et notre équipe d'animateurs sera enchantée de vous faire part de leurs récits et de leurs points de vue concernant l'histoire et la culture acadienne. Il nous fait également plaisir de partager un peu

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of NS Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of NS Markers
d'information sur ce panneau.

La plupart des Acadiens venus coloniser l'Acadie, du début et jusqu'au milieu de 17e siècle, étaient de descendance française et de foi catholique romaine. Contrairement à plusieurs autres colons Européens en Amérique du Nord, les Acadiens développèrent de bonnes relations avec les Mi'kmaq, les indigènes de la région. Les Mi'kmaq adoptèrent le catholicisme, et il y eut des mariages entre les deux peuples, ce qui aida à façonner des liaisons étroites.

L'identité acadienne d'aujourd'hui est enracinée dans un attachement profond aux histoires de familles, dans le rappel et la célébration du passé, tout en bâtissant un avenir prometteur et prospère. Ce panneau pourrait être rempli de faits historiques et de folklore, mais nous avons la certitude que vous prendrez plaisir à écouter les histoires de nos animateurs acadiens. Toutes vos questions seront les bienvenues, et ils seront empressés de vous faire part de leur patrimoine acadien.
 
Erected by Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia.
 
Location. 43° 38.252′ N, 65° 47.592′ W. Marker is in Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, in Yarmouth County. Touch for map. Marker is at the rear entrance to

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of NS Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of NS Markers
the Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia Visitor Center, in the Municipality of the District of Argyle. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Bond with the Sea / A Sustaining Faith (here, next to this marker); What and Where is Acadie? / L'Acadie, c'est quoi?...c'est ou? (here, next to this marker); What and When is Le Village Acadien? (here, next to this marker); Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sieur Phillippe Mius-d'Entremont (within shouting distance of this marker); Dennis Point (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Recolter la mer / Harvesting the Sea (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Musée acadien et Centre de recherch / Acadian Museum and Research Center (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower West Pubnico.
 
Also see . . .
1. Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia. (Submitted on September 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Yarmouth and Acadian Shores. (Submitted on September 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Nova Scotia: Experience Our Acadian Culture. (Submitted on September 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Acadia. (Submitted on September 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Acadia ... 1632 to 1755. (Submitted on September 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement