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ACADIAN SPIRIT: The Legacy of Philippe d'Entremont
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EPISODE: 6 "Acadian Spirit"

  1. Why did the French first settle in Nova Scotia?
  2. What hardships did the original French settlers endure and how did local Natives help?
  3. What role did the women play in the early settlements?
  4. Why were Philipe d'Entremont and the other settlers forced out of their settlement, Pubnico? Who forced them out?
  5. In 1755, why does the Governor not allow the "partial oath of allegiance" as he calls it? What does he give the Acadians?
  6. What is the Great Expulsion? Why did it occur and how many people did it affect?
  7. Where were the Acadians deported to?
  8. 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?
  9. What is symbolic about the Acadian flag?
  10. 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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