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Iroquois warriors ambush French troops in 1687.

Ambush of the French by the Iroquois


In this engraving, 500 Iroquois lie in wait for the French troops under Jacques René de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville. Denonville spent the summer of 1687 in a vain attempt to subdue the Seneca and other Five Nations warriors around modern Rochester, New York. By this time, many of the eastern tribes of New York, Ohio and Michigan had fled to Wisconsin to escape the war.

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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: In Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce. New Voyages to North-America. London: Printed for H. Bonwicke, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, B. Tooke; and S. Manship, 1703 (volume 1)
Citation: "Ambush of the French by the Iroquois" in Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce. New Voyages to North-America. (London, 1703), vol. 1; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=339; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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