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 e-book 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 in which Beausoleil led a bunch of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the recent Acadia, with the wish that his cherished Acadian tradition might live to tell the tale. The final half the ebook discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's existence 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 deliver a Petition looking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition was once effectively resolved on December nine, 2003, via the...
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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. In the beginning they had many heroes and knew them quite personally, but the distances of time and geography, continuous ethnic persecution by humiliation and fragmented isolation had eroded their history.
Because of his tenacity, many of his decisions resulted in the tragic loss of the lives of family members and fellow insurgents. Toward the end of his military efforts against the British, when he must have finally realized the fruitlessness of continuing his resistance – after even France itself gave up the fight – only then did he set about uniting Acadian families and preparing to depart from his beloved homeland to what he hoped would be a better life in a new Acadia. Both Beausoleil and Warren Perrin were searching for resolution – and perhaps both men finally found it: Beausoleil in his new homeland in Louisiana, Warren in Canada with the Royal Proclamation.
Reproduction and translation of the baptism record of Marguerite Tibodeau (1706) The Broussard brothers moved their young families to the reclaimed area during the fall of 1727. Sometime thereafter, Jean Léger and Etienne Saulnier, who were engaged to the daughters of Abraham Comeaux, continued the work that they had undertaken in close proximity to the area then claimed by the Broussard brothers. The brothers once again strenuously opposed the presence of the Saulniers on “their land” and threatened to use force to ensure that others stayed away.
Acadian Redemption. From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation by Warren Perrin