A glimpse into the life of Canadian hero Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau, who led his people into exile during the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians.

Canadian hero Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau, led hundreds of Acadians into the wilderness to escape the Acadian Expulsion. He vowed to lead them to the Promised Land, where they could live without fear of deportation. Over the years he became a prisoner of war, was deported to Boston, and built a castle before finally leading his people to Memramcook, New Brunswick, the Promised Land.

The true story explores both the armed and quiet resistance of the Acadian people and a historical Canadian figure who gave his life for them. Told by a direct descendant of Pierre Belliveau, Bruce Murray, it is a story of suffering, courage, and hope.

About the Authors

Bruce Murray

Posted by Kendra on November 1, 2016
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Bruce Murray

Bruce Murray is a former singer-songwriter for CBS and Capitol Records. He taught history and music for many years and directed numerous theatrical musicals during that time. Bruce lives in Toronto.

Anne Murray

Posted by Kendra on February 21, 2017

Anne Murray

Anne Murray, CC is a Canadian singer whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. She is a recipient of four Grammys, twenty-four Junos, and three American Music Awards. She has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles as well as on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto. In 2009, she released her autobiography, All of Me.