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 booklet tells of his formative years 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 within which Beausoleil led a bunch of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the hot Acadia, with the wish that his liked Acadian tradition might live on. The final half the publication discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's lifestyles that led to the evolution of the Acadian tradition into what's now known as the "Cajun" tradition and the way it ended in an 8th iteration Beausoleil descendant, Warren A. Perrin, to carry a Petition looking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition was once effectively resolved on December nine, 2003, through the...
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The Proclamation stands as a redemption for all Acadian people, and for Beausoleil in particular. Both Warren and Beausoleil were presented with opportunities and challenges that they chose to accept: Beausoleil to wage a battle against the British to protect his community of Acadians with all the cunning and strength he could muster; Warren to wage a legal battle with the British with all of the intelligence and diplomacy he possessed to correct history’s misconceptions about the Acadian people, and to put an end at last to the exile.
French colonists were sent to Acadie on orders of King Henry IV of France. The 1604 settlement came three years before English colonists landed in Jamestown and sixteen years before the Pilgrims sailed the Mayflower to Plymouth, Massachusetts. They began to settle and cultivate the land to develop a foothold for France’s first settlement in North America. Though Acadia was small, it was strategically important because it lay close to New England, the mouth of the St. 2 In 1632, Cardinal Richelieu, Minister to King Louis XIII, organized the departure to Acadia of French families of diverse origins and professions.
I could not envision this book without Mary’s help. With her, life is wonderful. I will always be very grateful to her. Warren A. Perrin DEDICATION To my loving wife, Mary Leonise Broussard Perrin, who encouraged me to follow my instincts and immerse myself in our Acadian heritage. EDITOR’S NOTES For two centuries, the collective consciousness of the exiles pined for a grand hero, someone of their own cultural identification with the charismatic stature of Lee, Washington, Napoleon, El Cid or Alexander the Great.