Village Historique Acadien
Route 11, Caraquet, Canada
www.villagehistoriqueacadien… - (506) 726-2600
Village Historique Acadien Caraquet Reviews
History in a Re-Enactment Setting Sep 21, 2013
Acadie was the first New World settlement established by the French,in the early 1700s. The first settlement was in in Atlantic Canada, in the province of Nova Scotia.
Over the years , the people of Acadie moved to New Brunswick, and to a small extent to Prince Edward Island, nearby Canadian provinces.. It was the start of the European settlement of North America.
The new settlers, called themselves Acadians and wished but to remain neutral to the constant British vs French warfare, for territorial possession.
In 1755 they refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the British and were summarily deported, forefeting all their worked and fertile lands, farms and possessions to the British.
The Acadians became a homeless people, dispersed here and there, outlawed and silent for many years. But, as time went by, more and more openly they returned to their roots of ancient Acadie.
Their original fertile lands were gone, taken over by the English but they spread out, living in poverty and little by little recreated themselves in a new, living Acadie. In the USA they stayed and became the present day Cajuns.It is a history that only recently has been acknowledged in the history books.
We Acadians have no official status, but we proclaim our existence with pride and a determined voice.
Village Historique Acadien is a very large, recreated village in northern New Brunswick, depicting life from the end of the deportations to the mid 20th century. People live in this village, eat, work, cook and farm the land as it once was done, by our ancestors.
The people, the homes, and the contents tell the story of the hardships and the poverty. Stories are told and retold of history burned into the minds of a tenacious people. These are people who never gave up hope.
The majority of my photographs are in sepia, black and white or softer muted colors. This is not a depiction about today. This is a re-creation of a time years ago. This is my attempt to photograph my history !
Be prepared to spend a full day at the Village..I spent a week and it was my third trip. The recorded website tells the rest of the story and information.
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