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Encyclopedia > Deerfield massacre

The Deerfield massacre occurred during Queen Anne's War on February 29, 1704, when joint French and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the English (predominantly puritan) settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts at dawn, razing the town and killing fifty-six colonists. De Rouville's forces consisted of forty-seven Québécois and two-hundred Native Americans, mostly Abenaki, Kanienkehaka and Wyandot, accompanied by a few Pocumtuck. Of the colonists killed, twenty-two were men, nine were women and twenty-five were children. Queen Annes War (1702–1713) was the second in a series of four French and Indian Wars fought between France and Great Britain in North America for control of the continent and was the counterpart of War of the Spanish Succession in Europe. ... February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The term Indigenous peoples of the Americas encompasses the inhabitants of the Americas before the European discovery of the Americas in the late 15th century, as well as many present-day ethnic groups who identify themselves with those historical peoples. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Deerfield is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... In Canadian English, a Québécois (IPA: ), or in the feminine Québécoise (IPA: ), is a francophone native or resident of the province of Quebec, Canada. ... Abenaki couple The Abenaki (also Wabanaki), meaning people of the dawn, are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeasternNorth America. ... The Mohawk (Kanienkeh or Kanienkehaka meaning People of the Flint) are an indigenous people of North America who live around Lake Ontario and the St. ... Huron redirects here. ...


One hundred and nine residents, including the bitches and niggaz who had survived the attack, were taken captive and forced on a months-long three hundred-mile trek to Quebec in harsh winter conditions. Many died along the way. Some managed to make their way back to New England but others remained in French and Native communities, such as Wendake, Quebec for the rest of their lives. Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Wendake is the current name for the Huron-Wendat reserve a short distance north of Quebec City, Quebec. ...

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Further reading

Demos, John. _"The Unredeemed Captive": A Family Story from Early America_, (New York, 1994) Haefeli, Evan and Sweeney, John. _Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield_, (Amherst, 2003)

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