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The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement

 
 
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English Side
Inscription.  
Panel 1 English

L'Acadie, established by France in 1604, was a strategically located and highly coveted colony. In 1713, it was handed over to England and renamed Nova Scotia. The foundation of Halifax, in 1749, led part of the. Acadian population to move to French territory. The remaining Acadians were still perceived as a threat, and in 1755, the British authorities launched their systematic deportation, splitting up families and communities, seizing all lands and possessions.

This was the Grand Derangement, or Great Upheaval. Nearly 10,000 men, women and children were piled into ships and deported to the Anglo-American colonies, to England and to France. Others escaped the deportations, seeking refuge in French territory and forming a resistance. Over the next ten years, almost half of the Acadian nation was lost at sea or died from disease and famine. By 1765, a mere 1,600 survivors remained in Nova Scotia, their fertile land now occupied by settlers from other areas.

Some Acadian families returned to their former home, but most never again set eyes on Acadie. Many took root in Quebec and France, while

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in Louisiana they gave rise to a new community that produced the rich Cajun culture. Yet, the Grand Derangement was unable to wipe out the Acadian presence on its native soil. L'Acadie lives on in Atlantic Canada, speaking French and offering to the world is proud and dynamic culture.

Panel 2 French Side

L'Acadie, fondée par la France en 1604 et convoitée pour sa situation stratégique, est ceédée a l'Angleterre en 1713 etre baptiste Nouvelle-Écosse. La fondation de Halifax, en 1749, entraine l'exode d'une partie de la population acadienne vers les territoires français. Les Acadiens qui restent sont pergus comme une menace par les autorités britanniques qui, en 1755, commencent leur fragmentant familles et communautes, confisquant terres et biens.

C'est le Grand Dérangement. Pres de 10 000 hommes, femmes et enfants sont entassés à bord de navires et déportés dans les colonies anglo-américaines, en Angleterre et en France. D'autres échappent aux déportations, fuyant en territoire français et formant une résistance. En dix ans, prés de la moitié du peuple acadien périt en mer ou succombe à la maladie et à la famine. La Nouvelle-Écosse compte à peine 1 600 rescapés en 1765, leurs terres fertiles désormais occupées paredes colons venus d'ailleurs.

Certaines familles acadiennes reprendront le chemin du retour, mais la plupart

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ne reverront jamais l'Acadia, Plusieurs front souche au Québec et en France, alors que la Louisiane sera le foyer d'une nouvelle communauté qui donnera naissance à la riche culture cadienne. Cependant, le Grand Dérangement n'aura pas réussi à effacer la présence acadienne de sa terre d'origine. Au Canada atlantique, l'Acadia est bien vivante, parle le français et propose aux monde une culture fiére et dynamique.
 
Location. 29° 35.922′ N, 90° 43.205′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is on West Park Avenue (State Highway 24) north of Barrow Street (State Highway 182), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7910 West Park Avenue, Houma LA 70364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (here, next to this marker); Bayou Terrebonne (within shouting distance of this marker); When Oysters Were King (within shouting distance of this marker); 1834-1934 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Francis de Sales Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); YRF-4C Phantom II (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2018.
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