EPISODE: 6 "Acadian Spirit"
- Why did the French first
settle in Nova Scotia?
- What hardships did the original
French settlers endure and how did local Natives help?
- What role did the women
play in the early settlements?
- Why were Philipe d'Entremont
and the other settlers forced out of their settlement, Pubnico? Who
forced them out?
- In 1755, why does the Governor
not allow the "partial oath of allegiance" as he calls it? What does
he give the Acadians?
- What is the Great Expulsion?
Why did it occur and how many people did it affect?
- Where were the Acadians
- Despite the sad story of
the deportation and the consequent hardships by many Acadians, Peter
d'Entremont says, "We were not victims of history, but creators." What
does he mean?
- What is symbolic about the
- Explain the following quote.
"I am adrift, an English head and an Acadian soul. A father that knows
no words or songs of my people to pass onto my children."
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