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 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 speak about the epic odyssey within which Beausoleil led a gaggle of 1 hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the recent Acadia, with the desire that his liked Acadian tradition might live to tell the tale. The final half the booklet 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 resulted 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, by means of the...
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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.
This was a gesture of retribution by the newly-arrived British authorities for the seizing of a British soldier by an Acadian, Abraham Gaudet. Although François was liberated from confinement shortly thereafter, he remained fiercely anti-British for the rest of his life. His militancy and hatred of the British profoundly influenced his children – particularly Beausoleil. According to church records, François Brossard died unexpectedly on December 31, 1716, without receiving the final sacraments of the Catholic Church.
The hegemonic British were based in what is now known as the state of Virginia. In 1654, British colonists led another attack. Realizing that Acadie represented a strategic geographic area situated at the entrance to the St. Lawrence River - believed to be important to the development of an empire in North America - the British government conceived of an idea to deport the Acadians from Acadie as early as 1650. The Brossard brothers, Alexandre and Joseph, were both sometimes called Beausoleil after their small native village near Port Royal.
Acadian Redemption. From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation by Warren Perrin