The history of Acadians has never been written down as see by its people. Its been written by historians from outside. These historians sometimes had reason not to write the truth or didn't know the truth or didn't know the small things which become the big things , the inside story, what we in France call la petit histoire. History is made by the kings and lords, But la petit histoire is made by the people.
Antonine Maillet, Acadian author quoted by Isabel Vincent in the TorontoGlobe and Mail, June 24, 1989. Source: Dictionary of Canadian Quotations by Robert Columbo. (Toronto: Stoddart, 1991) p. 3