Beginning in 1755, nearly 10,000 Acadians were taken from their homes and forcibly deported to the British colonies and England in scenes of woe and distress. Their houses and farms were confiscated or burned. Families were deliberately separated.
Learn why the English had the French deported starting in 1755. It may sound like a fuggly old artical, but this story also explains how Cajuns came existence. Next time you think of 'Mardi Gras', think how it all began.