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From: Suzanne B Sommerville <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Immigration
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 15:47:49 -0400
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Can someone explain exactly what and where Acadia is?
"From the late 1620s to 1763, Acadia was an undefined territory east of New
England and southeast of New France. The inhabitants of French extraction,
cut off from other French colonies and with little immigration from their
homeland, developed a distinctive Acadian culture. After their forced
expulsion to the United States and Europe in 1755, and the subsequent
return of many to the region, their Acadian heritage was reaffirmed.
"After 1763, the name Acadia was superseded by Nova Scotia, which applied
to New Brunswick and peninsular Nova Scotia as we know them today. Later,
Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, the southern Gaspé coast, and
even Îles de la Madeleine were considered parts of Acadia. "
Geographical Names, Natural Resources Canada
Les noms géographiques, Ressources naturelles Canada
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
In Michigan, USA