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Treatment Of Prisoners

Type: Document

One problem of raid warfare was the treatment of prisoners - they were often brutally tortured, as was the custom of the Amerindians. This was ironic, as the Canadians themselves had suffered badly this way from the Iroquois.

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Canadian Tacticians

Type: Document

To compensate for their lack of numbers, a new style of war developed from Amerindian tactics was created by French officers in Canada. Two Canadian-born men with much Iroquois experience were especially influential: Charles Le Moyne and Joseph-François Hertel de La Fresnière.

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