Presentation on theme: "(Activity 1: GLEs: 3). French settlers left the Vendee Region of France to settle in Acadie (Nova Scotia) around1604. The Grand Derangement or expulsion."— Presentation transcript:
French settlers left the Vendee Region of France to settle in Acadie (Nova Scotia) around1604. The Grand Derangement or expulsion of the Acadians occurred in 1755). Vendee (France Map) Wikipedia Nova Scotia Map (Wikipedia)
Beginning in 1755, Acadian families were separated and shipped to various destinations including seven British American colonies: Connecticut New York Pennsylvania Maryland, Massachusetts South Carolina, Georgia) Some were sent to French Caribbean (Antilles, Martinique, St. Domingue). Phase 2
Wikipedia Map Some phase 2 movement included Some Canadian territories including Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia), England, and France (also, the Falkland Islands and French Guiana).
The first Acadian refugees arrived in New Orleans from New York in 1764. (See map) The next small group of Acadians arrived from the West Indies and Maryland in 1765. Acadians began arriving in Louisiana in larger numbers from the British American colonies (i.e., Maryland and Pennsylvania) the Antilles (Caribbean), and Nova Scotia – 1763-1767. Acadians arrived in Louisiana from France – 1785-90.
St. John St. James Parishes Attakapas region (St. Martin Parish) St. Gabriel Vidalia (old location) Natchitoches (settlers relocated to Opelousas) Bayou Lafourche
St. James Parish St. Martin Parish (Attakapas Region) St. John Parish Bayou Lafourche Natchitoches Natchitoches Relocated to Opelousas Opelousas Opelousas St. Landry Parish St. Gabriel Vidalia Vidalia (Concordia Parish) Early Acadian Settlement in Louisiana
Alexandria Cameron Bayou Lafourche Acadian Triangle This map represents the area of Louisiana with the largest concentration of Acadian settlements and their living descendents. The area is often referred to as the Acadian Triangle.