Welcome to the official website for Acadiana, the twenty-two parish region of southern Louisiana otherwise known as "Cajun Country" or "Creole Country". Whether it's crawfish, gumbo or zydeco, Acadiana is a unique place all it's own.
This website is dedicated to those hardworking individuals who have maintained an otherwise oral history of the area. This website provides a means of documenting official information regarding the area, which was officially recognized in 1971 thanks to House Concurrent Resolution 496.
Acadiana is home to a diverse group of individuals and would not be what it is if not for this diverse melting pot. The name of Acadiana, however, has a storied history that traces back to Nova Scotia and the land known as "Acadie".
The Expulsion of the Acadians, also known as the Great Upheaval, the Great Expulsion, the Great Deportation and Le Grand Dérangement, was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from the present day Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island — parts of an area also known as Acadia. The Expulsion (1755–1764) occurred during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War) and was part of the British military campaign against New France. The British first deported Acadians to the Thirteen Colonies, and after 1758, transported additional Acadians to Britain and France. In all, of the 14,100 Acadians in the region, approximately 11,500 Acadians were deported.
"There is scarcely an act of [England's] government more disgraceful to common sense and common humanity than her treatment of the Acadians."