Thank you for visiting Sadly, this site will no longer be updated with information regarding the activities of Cassie Deveaux Cohoon, who passed away quite unexpectedly in September of 2019.



Cassie was a researcher and author of books dealing with the history of the Acadian people, with a special interest in the stories of the women of Acadia.

Born in the Acadian village of Chéticamp on Cape Breton Island, her Acadian heritage goes back to the early days of Grand Pré on her father's side and Beaubassin (now Amherst) on her mother's. She was a direct descendant of Pierre Bois and Jeanne Dugas, one of the founding families of Chéticamp.

Jeanne Dugas became the subject of her second novel Jeanne Dugas of Acadia published in 2013. A French translation Jeanne Dugas d'Acadie was published in 2019.

Jeanne Dugas was named a Person of National Historic Significance in 2014.

It is hoped that Cassie's works continue to inform and preserve the memory of the women of Acadia.





Cassie Deveaux Cohoon

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