A British officer reads the Expulsion Order to the Acadians in 1755 while a priest comforts his distraught parishioners.
Acadia (French: Acadie) was a large part of New France in North America, including parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River. The Expulsion – le Grand Derangement – was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from present day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. They were deported to other British colonies, and to Louisiana, Britain, and France between 1755 and 1763.
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