By Warren Perrin

Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation, the 1st biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard used to be born in 1702. The ebook tells of his youth occasions and militant struggles with the British who had for years desired to lay declare to the Acadians' wealthy lands. next chapters talk about the epic odyssey in which Beausoleil led a gaggle of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the hot Acadia, with the desire that his liked Acadian tradition might live on. The final 1/2 the ebook discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's lifestyles that ended in the evolution of the Acadian tradition into what's now referred to as the "Cajun" tradition and the way it resulted in an 8th new release Beausoleil descendant, Warren A. Perrin, to convey a Petition looking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition was once effectively resolved on December nine, 2003, by means of the...

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The British changed the original “Brossard” to “Brussard” and alternately back to “Brossard” or “Broussard” apparently at the whim of the writer. It survives today in Louisiana as “Broussard,” and is used here after throughout the narrative except when a different spelling is included in historical quotations. Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was born in 1702 at Port Royal (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia). On September 11, 1725, at Annapolis Royal, Broussard married Agnès, the daughter of Michel Thibodeau (Thibodeaux) and Agnès Dugas, one of the most influential Acadian families at that time.

She could not remember the exact spelling but it was enough for Roger and Pierrette to take it from there. The term Ondoyer means, in a sense, to anoint with water which is what the baptism process involves. A French term relative to this is used for flooding, inondation for those amongst you who speak French. Marguerite was the first child born to Michel and Agnes Dugas. There were to be fourteen more to follow, a family of 15 children. Is it any wonder there are so many Thibodeaus today? Marguerite would marry Alexandre Brossard 7 Feb 1724.

After decades of hide-and-seek harassment by their oppressors, Acadians were finally allowed to resettle. Largely as the result of the continued militancy of their separatist neighbors, the Quebecois, successive governments acceded to their bilingualism, acquiesced to their passion for continued cultural identification. They had always known their grand hero. His name was Joseph dit Beausoliel Broussard. In fact, it would have been difficult to forget him partly because he was still being vilified as a bandit and a thug by the Canadian ruling caste, a situation similar to that of the memory of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico.

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