Acadian (Other Keyword)

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Genealogical Approaches to Acadian Diaspora Ethnoarchaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven R. Pendery.

The Acadian diaspora began in 1755 and involved the sudden deportation of about 6,500 Acadian men, women and children from their homeland in what is now Nova Scotia, Canada. Of these, about 2,650 eventually found their way to Louisiana. Central to the retention of an Acadian identity was the tracking of family genealogies as members became dispersed across three continents. Today, four  Acadian study centers conbtribute to managing this robust literature. However, our understanding of the...

Regional Settlement Patterns in the Colonization of Historical Landscapes: the New Acadia Project Archaeological Survey (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark A Rees. Donald Bourgeois.

In 1765 more than 200 Acadian refugees settled on the natural levees along the Bayou Teche in south Louisiana. Two centuries later, the descendants of the Acadians were recognized as having created a homeland known as Acadiana. The Fausse Pointe region where the Acadian families initially settled, however, presented an unfamiliar and difficult environment in an already inhabited landscape. The New Acadia Project has systematically surveyed portions of a ten mile segment of the Teche Ridge in...