“Evangeline”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is a poem about the expulsion of the Acadian settlers from Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1755. Known also as The Great Upheaval, the Acadians were scattered as far as Louisiana, where the word"Cajun" is derived from “Acadian”. The park and church at Grand Pre, at the eastern end of the Annapolis Valley, honours the memory of the expulsion. Evangeline, though a fictional character, has become a symbol of the time and probably did more to expose the story to the world than any other published work. Longfellow never visited Nova Scotia, but relied on the works of others for background material. The statue is the work of sculptor Philippe Hébert, and the park is a National Historic Site of Canada.
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