RE-ENACTMENT OF THE DAUTERIVE CONTRACT DOCUMENT

In February of 2001 the "Famille Beausoleil" participated in a week long Broussard celebration and reunion at Vermilionville Village.  Included in this week long event was the Re-enactment of the cattle contracts by the Broussard Family, the Guilbeaux Family, and members from the group that arrived by ship from Halifax, Nova Scotia, via Santo Domingo in February, 1765.  These contracts had been signed at New Orleans in 1765, prior to the Acadian contingent movement into the Attakapas Region.


J. Maxie Broussard and Loubert Trahan reenacting the signing of the "Dauterive Contract"


J. Maxie Broussard and John Broussard signing the "Dauterive Contract" as Loubert Trahan reads the Spanish proclamation.


J. Maxie addresses the gathering while John Broussard completes signing.


Don Louis Broussard, John Broussard and Loubert Trahan observe while J. Maxie Explains the "Dauterive Contract" to the participants.


Milton & Sadie Guilbeaux representing their "Family" at the re-enactment.


Vermilionville Guide with Sadie Guilbeaux and Charles Broussard at the Re-Enactmetment.


Harvey Broussard dressed in period garb for the Re-enactment.


Loubert Trahan reading the Spanish Governor's contract to help the impoverished Acadians obtain cattle for future prosperity.


Don Louis Broussard all dressed up.


Charles Broussard explaining what the "Contract" meant to the "Beausoleil" family, and how the Acadians prospered because of it.

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