Evangéline - Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada
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N 45° 06.513 W 064° 18.563
20T E 396995 N 4995842
Quick Description: A statue of Evangéline at the Grand Pré National Historical Site.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/29/2013 7:17:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMHE3E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
"Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie", is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians.

After the British conquest of Acadia in 1710, the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht allowed the Acadians to keep their lands. Over the next forty-five years, the Acadians refused to sign an unconditional oath of allegiance to Britain. During this period, Acadians participated in various military operations against the British and maintained supply lines to the French fortresses of Louisbourg and Fort Beauséjour. The British sought to eliminate future military threat posed by the Acadians and to permanently cut the supply lines they provided to Louisbourg by removing them from the area.

Without making distinctions between the Acadians who had been neutral and those who had resisted the occupation of Acadia, the British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council ordered them to be expelled. In the first wave of the expulsion, Acadians were deported to other British colonies. During the second wave, they were deported to England and France, from where they migrated to Louisiana. Acadians fled initially to Francophone colonies such as Canada, the uncolonized northern part of Acadia, Isle Saint-Jean and Isle Royale. During the second wave of the expulsion, these Acadians were either imprisoned or deported. Thousands of Acadians died in the expulsions, mainly from diseases and drowning when ships were lost.
Character Type: Literature

Character originator: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Address or Location:
A short walk on the grounds of the Grand Pré National Historical Site on Chemin Grand Pré Road.


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