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The Huguenots in New France & Acadia

It’s a little-known fact that the Huguenots were also present in the French colonies. The first attempt at colonizing Acadia was in 1603 by de Pontgrave and Sr. des Monts, both Huguenots. Later joined by Champlain, their attempt failed due to poor organization. They tried again around 1605, bringing about 20 men, soldiers and artisans,…