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Iroquois warriors attack their enemies while hunting

The Iroquois Surprise Their Enemies At Hunting


This engraving from 1703 shows how Iroquois warriors surprised enemy tribes while they were in the field. It is from the travel memoir of Baron Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce Lahontan, who visited visited Sauk, Potawatomi, and Menominee villages near Green Bay in 1688. He ascended the Fox River, made the portage to the Wisconsin in October, and went on to the Mississippi. Along the way he encountered many refugee Indians who had fled to Wisconsin to escape Iroquois attacks.

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Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Iroquois Wars of the 17th Century
Creator: Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce.
Pub Data: London: Printed for H. Bonwicke, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, B. Tooke; and S. Manship, 1703 (volume 2).
Citation: "The Iroquois Surprise Their Enemies At Hunting" in Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce. New Voyages to North-America. Containing an Account of the Several Nations of That Vast Continent¿(London, 1703); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=338; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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