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Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

by Michael A. McDonnell,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 23, 2015

After the French and their Indian allies attacked Deerfield, Mass., in 1704, New England colonists tried to persuade the Anishinaabeg to join forces with them and the Iroquois in a raid on Montreal. If such an alliance were forged, Jesuit priest Pierre Charlevoix declared, �one solitary campaign would be enough to oblige all of the French to leave Canada.�

 

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