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The song Acadian Driftwood by The Band was made by an Acadian who was deported during the great deportation of the Acadians It is a song of sadness pride and honour all mixed into one It is sad because the Acadians were forced to leave their family and friends The pride comes with the fact that the Acadians never gave up hope even though they had lost everything Because both of these traits were passed down along with the story itself through song we have our honour of being true proud Acadians The story of the deportation of the Acadians is sad and depressing for the most part Of course in the end it all finishes with a relatively happy ending and all the Acadians who remained were able to return home Their lives must have been hard during this time of anguish where they were cast away from their homes and families everything they ever owned was left behind But despite these horrible actions they never gave up hope for a better future for their families and descendants The Acadians like today were a very proud group of people Their lives were devoted to three main principles work family and friends They worked their own lands and even helped each other out when needed Communities were made and even among a community of over two thousand people everyone knew everyone So as you can imagine on the separation of them all how terrible they must have felt Times were horrible for the Acadians Acadians landing along shore even breaking down were told to move on even if their boat was in no shape for another voyage When they finally landed on shore and were allowed entrance through aide of their kin livin south of the border they were made to work the sugar fields in New Orleans they worked there until the floods ruined all the crops and they escaped in the
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