Are you proud of your Cajun Heritage? And looking for great comfort in a custom t-shirt to show the world how proud you are to be a CAJUN? Look no further! Les Revenant Apparel is proud to present our "Broussard Family Coat of Arms" T-Shirt! Our Graphic Tees are super soft, fashionably fit and come in a variety of colors for you to choose from. Our products are 100% designed, created and distributed right here in the Heart of Cajun Country!
Our Graphic Tees are crafted with the following details:
- Special DryBlend 50/50 preshrunk cotton, polyester blend
- DryBlend fabric wicks moisture away from body
- Ultra-comfortable and soft for all-day comfort
- Tagless, itch-free design
- Seamless Collar that won’t lose its shape
- Double Needle Stitching for durability
NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL CUSTOM ORDERED GRAPHIC TEE
All "Family Coat of Arms" Graphic Tees are custom made to order and may require additional delivery time.
Delivery Time: Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.
Learn Cajun (Acadian) History!
Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard
Joseph Beausoleil Broussard was born in Port Royal 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.
In the 1740s, Broussard started actively participating in the conflicts between the French and the British that took place on Acadian territory and was responsible for creating quite a bit of stir, notably during the siege of Fort Beauséjour by the British in 1755.
During 'King Georges War' (1744-1748), under the leadership of French priest Jean-Louis Le Loutre, Broussard began actively resisting the British occupation of Acadia. Broussard's Cajun forces often included Mi'kmaq allies in their resistance against the British.
In 1747 Broussard participated in and was later charged for his involvement with the Battle of Grand Pre'. The following year, Broussard led ~60 Cajuns and Mi'kmaq to attack Dartmouth again, in what would be known as the 'Dartmouth Massacre' (1750). Broussard and the others killed ~20 British defenders and took more prisoner.
Broussard became the leader of an armed resistance during the 'Expulsion of the Acadians', leading assaults against the British on several occasions between 1755 and 1758 as part of the French forces. Finally, Broussard was captured by the British forces in 1762, he was imprisoned with other remaining Cajuns in Halifax. In 1764, Broussard was released from prison.
In 1765, hero of the Cajun resistance during 'Le Grand Dérangement', Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil led a small group of Cajuns to on the island Saint Domingue in the Caribbean to join another group that arrived there during the expulsion.
However, when Broussard heard that some of the Cajuns on Saint Domingue were sick and dying he altered their plan to make way for Louisiana where he found out land grants would be made available. At the time Louisiana was Spanish-ruled, but primarily a French-speaking territory.
On February 27, 1765, Broussard and ~193 Cajuns arrived in New Orleans. The acting Governor of Louisiana, Charles Philippe Aubry, was familiar with their plight, since he had encountered the Cajuns a few years earlier in New England. He planned to put them on the right bank of the Mississippi River close to New Orleans, but the area was covered with hardwood forests and was susceptible to flooding. Clearing the land and building levees would not allow them to begin farming. So he allowed them to go to the Attakapas region. The Cajuns left sometime after April 17, 1765 and were in the Attakapas area by April 24, 1765.
At the time South Louisiana, west of the Atchafalaya, was divided into ~2 districts. Named after the Indians of the area, there were the Attakapas area and the Opelousas area. Each had a military post as its headquarters. The Attakapas Post which became present day St. Martinville and the Opelousas Post which became present day Opelousas.