Native American - French European Intermarriage in Acadia Explained at Acadians in Maryland
Acadians in Maryland not only hid the Grand Pre parish registers, they also concealed their Native American bloodlines! People of Native American and European ancestry were equally subject to deportation in 1755. This uniquely North American heritage and culture was proudly represented by Marie Rundquist, (wearing the AAMS Metis sash) who explained Native American - French European intermarriage at the dedication of the "Acadians in Maryland" sign on the July 28th, in the town of Princess Anne, on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Dedicated July 28th, 2013, the "Acadians in Maryland" historic marker, installed and maintained by the State of Maryland, connects the dots for those whose Acadian ancestors lived in Maryland prior to their arrival in Louisiana. This sign is the first in the State of Maryland to recognize the little-known history of the Acadians who were sent to Maryland following their forced expulsion from Nova Scotia in 1755. All descendants' heritage journeys must now include a stop in Princess Anne, Maryland, where the sign is prominently displayed in the heart of the Princess Anne historic district. The dedication, which occurred on the Acadian Day of Remembrance, was a wonderful event, and attendance was excellent.