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Tomorrow, July 28, is formally known as "A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Le Grand Dérangement)." It was so designated by Queen Elizabeth II in The Royal Proclamation of 2003. If you are not Acadian, you may not have heard of it. The backstory is WILD. /Thread
The expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick began in 1755. Some travelled to Europe or other parts of Canada. Lots headed down to the US. Some apparently settled in Philadelphia. Maps here:…
According to an unattributed statement on Wikipedia, in 1763 a group of Acadian exiles petitioned King George III. King George, in classic imperial monarch style, did not deign to respond. If only they'd had Twitter! #HeyGeorge #AcadiansNeedAnswers #RespondezVousRoi
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