The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement

The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (HM2BCI)

Location: Houma, LA 70364 Terrebonne Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 35.922', W 90° 43.205'

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Panel 1 EnglishL'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 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 SideL'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 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.
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Date Added Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 720802 N 3276489
Decimal Degrees29.59870000, -90.72008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 35.922', W 90° 43.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 35' 55.32" N, 90° 43' 12.3" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7930 W Park Ave, Houma LA 70364, US
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