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Irregular Soldiers And Hardened Voyageurs

Type: Document

French colonists in Canada were skilled at shooting and using canoes and snowshoes to travel great distances. These skills were useful for mounting military raids. The Canadians were reluctant to fight in the militia during the 1670s, but became more enthusiastic when war with the Iroquois resumed.

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The Shock of the Attack on Lachine

Type: Document

In 1689, the Iroquois attacked the village of Lachine near Montreal, killing many and taking others prisoner . Perceiving the Iroquois attack to be instigated by the English, with whom France had just gone to war, Governor Frontenac decided upon a formidable counterattack.

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