Spanning two centuries, from the early 1600s to the mid-1700s, Revisiting Anne Marie engages the reader in the history of a Family cut from European and Amerindian (Mi'kmaq) cloth, from the family's brave beginnings in Nova Scotia to its exile in Snow Hill, Maryland, following the Grand Deportation of 1755.
The story of Anne Marie's family comes to life with art, source citations and references, first-hand observations and photographs, as the author interweaves the inter-relationships that comprise Anne Marie's extended family in l'Acadie with the history and politics of the time. Through an overlay of new genetic information, the author brings forth, generation by generation, the diverse society that becomes the foundation of our "American heritage."
DETAILS: Non-fiction. Topics include: Amerindian, Native American, Acadian, Nova Scotia History, Genealogy, DNA research. 138 pages, includes rare photos of traditional Mi'kmaq designs, tools, and textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center (CRC), original artwork, and maps, 126 footnotes with source citations; 27 bibliographic references; includes primary and genealogy sources for Acadian surnames, and a re-print of "Finding Anne Marie." Forwards by Fortress of Louisbourg historian, Anne Marie Jonah, and Douglas J. Miller, French-Canadian Heritage Society of California, French Heritage DNA Project.