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Captive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid

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This volume draws together an unusually rich body of original sources that tell the story of the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, from different vantage points. Texts range from one of the most famous early American captivity narratives, John Williams' The Redeemed Captive, to the records of French soldiers and clerics, to little-known Abenaki and ...more
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published July 20th 2006 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published June 1st 2006)
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The Deerfield Raid, 1704, told from the perspectives of Native Americans and colonists. A photo of mine is included in this book!
In 1704, a French and Indian coalition raided the frontier village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, destroying property, killing 50 of the inhabitants, and kidnapping 112. Forced to march in the dead of winter to Canada, many of the captives died along the way. Many survived, however, and later printed narratives of their ordeals. The most famous victims of this raid were
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Evan Haefeli, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University, specializes in colonial American and Native American history. He has published on indigenous relations with European colonists, the experience of captivity, the history of the book in early America, colonial revolts, witchcraft, religious conflict, conversion, and toleration, as well as the role of European imperial competition i ...more
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