ERIC Number: ED184310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Memoires d'une famille acadienne de Van Buren, Maine (Memoirs of an Acadian Family of Van Buren, Maine).
These memoirs of an Acadian family present aspects of the cultural history of the Acadians in the St. John River Valley in Maine. The six chapters deal with the following topics: (1) a brief history of the land and the people; (2) the chronicles of a large Acadian family from the time of the arrival of their ancestors from France until the present; (3) the liturgical year in the parish of St. Bruno around the year 1900; (4) "la cuisine," a collection of old family recipes; (5) a description of traditional games and amusements; and (6) a "pot pourri" of tales, customs, proverbs, songs and old remedies. The text is largely made up of personal memoirs, excerpts from diaries, original historical, legal, and ecclesiastical documents, family photographs, drawings, poems, and excerpts from Acadian and American folklore. (AMH)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Franco Americans; Maine (Madawaska); Project VIBE
Note: Some pages may not reproduce well. Prepared through the St. John Valley Bilingual Education Program, Madawaska, ME.