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 was once 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 speak about the epic odyssey within which Beausoleil led a bunch of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the recent Acadia, with the wish that his loved Acadian tradition may 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 convey a Petition looking an apology from the British Crown in 1990. This Petition used to be effectively resolved on December nine, 2003, by means of the...
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Although his actions appeared to the British as troublesome, he could not sit quietly by and let those in authority have their way with the Acadian people and his Acadian homeland. Beausoleil was a man of action, one who thought of freedom as mankind’s natural tendency, one who loathed oppression. In this respect, he could be compared with other contemporary figures in North American history, such as Thomas Jefferson, who may have also fathered a child out of wedlock, and who, tired of British oppression, led the American Colonies into a revolution against that government with a poorly trained and poorly equipped army.
Warren A. C. 326 Cedar Grove Drive Opelousas, Louisiana 70570 (800) 738-2500 ISBN 0-9768927-0-7 (previously ISBN 0-9704073-1-9) Printed in the United States of America ACADIAN REDEMPTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments Dedication Editor’s Notes by Chris Segura Foreword by Dr. William Arceneaux Introduction by Mary Leonise Broussard Perrin Part I - Acadian Odyssey Chapter 1 - The First Broussard in Acadia Chapter 2 - The Early Years: Colonization Chapter 3 - Beausoleil’s Four Civil Disputes Chapter 4 - The Resistance Chapter 5 - Finalizing the Acadian Problem Chapter 6 - Departing for a New Life Chapter 7 - The Settlement of “New Acadia” Chapter 8 - The Legacy Chapter 9 - The Broussard Clan in Louisiana Part II - Redemption: The Petition to Obtain an Apology for the Acadian Deportation Chapter 10 - Sketches of an Acadian Journey Chapter 11 - The Petition Chapter 12 - Apologies Chapter 13 - Support for the Petition Chapter 14 - The Royal Proclamation Epilogue by Dr.
1985). Later, the family returned to live in Port Royal, Acadie. However, two of his sons, Joseph dit Beausoleil and Alexandre, remained and established their residences at Chipoudie on land that had been granted to their wives, the granddaughters of Pierre Thibaudot (Thibodeau). Later, Alexandre settled at Petitcoudiac, a village founded by Guillaume Blanchard. Beausoleil took up residence farther north at Le Cran (now known as Stoney Creek, New Brunswick). 6 They often had to resort to smuggling in order to avoid provoking the French and British authorities who competed for their loyalties.