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Lafayette - Louisiana - USA     Photos
All photos in this page were taken by   Adolfo Pardo   on June 11th 2016
All photos in this page were taken by   Adolfo Pardo   on June 11th 2016
These two extraordinary paintings are inside the  Bernard House, the oldest in the village, constructed in  1800 and 1840.

The painting up here illustrates the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia.  The priest could be Jean-Mande Sigogne,
french catholic priest who move to Canada with the Acadians.

Below  the Acadians arriving and settling along the bayous of Louisiana, from 1763-1785.
A visitor with her little daughter .
This so nice photo was taken with her permission.
Brief history of the Acadians.  Summary.


The Acadians are the descendants of the original French settlers, of parts of Acadia (French: Acadie)
in the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian Maritime Provinces of
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, Gaspé, in Quebec, and to the
Kennebec River in southern Maine.

The history of the Acadians was significantly influenced by the six colonial wars that took place in Acadia
during the 17th and 18th century. Eventually, the last of the colonial wars—the French and Indian War—
resulted in the British Expulsion of the Acadians from the region.

After the war, many Acadians came out of hiding or returned to Acadia from the British Colonies.
Others remained in France and some migrated from there
to Louisiana, where they became
known as Cajuns, a corruption of the word Acadiens or Acadians.

See down here some pictures taken on June 11th, 2016 in Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA
Breve historia de los Acadienses. Resumen

Los Acadienses son los descendientes de los colonos franceses originales, de parte de la Acadia francesa
en la región noreste de Norteamérica, comprendiendo lo que es ahora la provincias marítimas canadienses de
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, Gaspé, in Quebec, y del Río Kennebec, al sur de Maine.

La historia de los Acadienses fue muy influenciada por las seis guerras coloniales que tuvieron lugar
en Acadia durante los siglos 17 y 18 y finalmente por  la última guerra de franceses e indígenas que
resultó en la expulsion de los Acadienses de la región por los Británicos.
(Ver un poco mas abajo foto
de una bellísima pintura que ilustra un momento de esa expulsion.)

Después de la guerra, muchos Acadienses decidieron refugiarse, algunos regresaron a Acadia desde
las colonias Británicas, otros permanecieron en Francia y algunos emigraron hacia Louisiana donde
fueron conocidos como "Cajuns", (palabra proveniente de "Acadiens" o "Acadians").

A continuación algunas fotografías tomadas el 11 de junio de 2016 en Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA
Most of te houses were constructed from "the wood eternal" ,cypress wood,
which is rot ans insects resistant.


La mayor parte de las casas fueron construídas de madera de ciprés, conocida
como "la madera eterna" por ser resistente a la putrefaccióon y a los insectos