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Acadia

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Acadia, name given to Nova Scotia and neighboring regions of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and parts of Quebec and Maine by the French colonists who settled there starting in 1604. All but Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton passed under British control by the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). The French colonists, dispersed by the British in 1755, are the subject of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Evangeline. Those who went to Louisiana are the ancestors of the present-day Cajuns.

See also: Cajuns; French and Indian Wars; Nova Scotia.

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