July 28, 2013

THE GRAND DERANGEMENT

 
 
 

DID YOU KNOW THAT:


 On July 28, 1755, Colonel Charles Lawrence, Lieutenant Governor of British-governed Nova Scotia, signed the order to begin the deportation of the Acadian people.  
The Acadians had refused to sign an oath of allegiance to Britain, an oath that would change the Acadians’ status from French-neutrals to affirm their loyalty to the British Crown.
From 1755 to 1764, more than 6,000 Acadians were forcibly removed from Acadie and deported to the 13 colonies of the United States, as well as Britain and France, 
 Not included in this number were those who sought refuge in the woods with the Mi’kmaq or who made their way to QuĂ©bec.
Between 10,000 and 18,000 Acadians were displaced during the Grand DĂ©rangement, or Great Upheaval, and thousands more died. .


MAY THEY REST IN PEACE..





 

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