Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield (Native Americans of the Northeast: Culture, History, & the Contemporary)
On February 29, 1704, a party of French and Indian raiders descended on the Massachusetts village of Deerfield, killing fifty residents and capturing more than a hundred others. In this masterful work of history, Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney reexamine the Deerfield attack and place it within a framework stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Drawing on pr...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 30th 2005 by Univ of Massachusetts Pr
(first published December 31st 2003)
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I think this must qualify as a definitive study of the events and context of the February 29 1704 (Julian calendar) raid on Deerfield, although I must confess it is the only complete book I've read on the subject so far. The authors view the event and its times (1670s to the 1760s) from every cultural and political angle, trace the origins and fates of captors and captives, the shifting alliances of European and Indian nations, and provide a marvelous window on an historical period that had been...more
Excellent narrative about the convergence of English colonialism and French and Native interests in the early 1700s through the lens of the Deerfield Raid of 1705. An interesting read for me personally because my father's ancestors we killed and taken captive during the raid.
Feb 19, 2010 Kevin Lewis rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: June Grogan
Recommended to Kevin by: Sue Jensen
The book had me look not only through the eyes of the captives, but through the eyes of the Canadian and Native American captors. I also found the book contained information on some of my ancestors