Joseph Broussard

Joseph Broussard

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Joseph Gaurhept Broussard (1702–1765), also known as Beausoleil, was a leader of the Acadian people in Acadia; later Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Broussard organized a resistance movement against the forced Expulsion of the Acadians. In 1765, After the loss of Acadia to the British, he eventually led the first group of Acadians to southern Louisiana in present-day United States.

Life

Broussard was born in Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1702. He lived much of his life at Le Cran (present day Stoney Creek, Albert County, New Brunswick) along the Petitcodiac River with his wife Agnes and their eleven children.

Before the expulsion

During Dummer's War, Broussard participated in a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1724).

During King Georges War, under the leadership of French priest Jean-Louis Le Loutre, Broussard began actively resisting the British occupation of Acadia. Broussard's forces often included Mi'kmaq allies in their resistance against the British. In 1747 he participated in and was later charged for his involvement with the Battle of Grand Pré.(see History of the Acadians)

During Father Le Loutre's War, after the construction of Fort Beausejour in 1751, Broussard joined Jean-Louis Le Loutre at Beausejour. In an effort to stop the British movement into Acadia, in 1749 Broussard was involved in one of the...
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