This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, 

Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight . . .

Check out Longfellow's Evangeline, which tells the tragic story of two lovers separated during the Acadian expulsion. 

In it, the Acadian people are missing, but the trees and the ocean are left to tell the tale. Longfellow's evocative imagery inspired the symbolism in LIKE SNOW BEFORE SUN.


I am alive today because of the Mi'kmaq.

After generations of peaceful relations and intermarriage, the Acadians were not only friends with the Mi'kmaq people, they were often family too. During the Acadian Expulsion, the Mi'kmaq hid many Acadians in the forests of Nova Scotia, helping them escape deportation. 

Read this touching letter from an ancestor of those Acadians thanking the Mi'kmaq people. Learn more about the surprising bond between the Acadians and the Mi'kmaq here.

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