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Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada)
The French made peace with, and enlisted the help of, several Native American tribes

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Raid of Deerfield, Massachusetts in Queen Anne's War
February 29, 1704

Deerfield quickly fell to its invaders. Some Fifty English men, women, and children were killed and more than 100 residents were driven on a forced march through heavy snows to Canada. Deerfield's minister, the Reverend John Williams, his wife and five children, were among the captives. Approximately Twenty of the prisoners died along the way. Mrs. Williams was one of them. The minister, however, survived the trip. After more than a year as a prisoner of war, he and nearly 60 other captives returned to Massachusetts. But some stayed, joining either Native American or French society.
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