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This illustration from Harper's Magazine idealized experiences like those of Eunice Williams

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

Reverend Williams memorialized his Canadian experience in a book, The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion, first printed in 1707. In it, he tells his story and that of his family and parishioners. Although four of his children returned home with him, his daughter, Eunice Williams, remained in Canada, joining the Mohawk tribe. She took the name A'ongote, which means "She (was) taken and placed (as a member of their tribe)," and in early 1713, she married a Native American man. In 1713, Queen Anne's War ended. France and England did not do battle in America again until the French and Indian War of 1754. The people of Deerfield could rebuild their town and, for a while, rest easy.
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