Tuesday, May 01, 2018

On This Day In Canadian History....

1660 - 
Adam Dollard des Ormeaux with 16 compatriots and 44 Huron allies, intending to ambush the Iroquois, instead meets a war party of 300 Onondagas, and has to retreat into an abandoned Algonkian fort by the Long Sault Rapids on the Ottawa River; some French panic and fire on the Iroquois, leading to the desertion of Huron chief Annaotaha. When a powder cask blows up, the Iroquois attack.

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