icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Things To Do
Dress Up | 1st Person | African American Map | Now Read This | Magic Lens | In the Round | Tool Videos | Architecture | e-Postcards | Chronologies | Turns Activities

Send an E-Postcard of:
"A Half Century of Conflict"- Vol. I

Volume 1 - Title page
(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

Francis Parkman was one of the preeminent historians of the 19th century. This excerpt is drawn from his last book, published 1892. This excerpt describes the 1704 Raid on Deerfield by a mixed group of Quebec Indians: Mohawks from Kahnawake, Abenakis from St. Francois, and Hurons from Lorette, along with their French allies. Parkman finds little favorable to say about the Indians and hints that they were mere pawns of the French. However, later historians have shown that they operated with their own agenda, one as honorable and reasonable as any other player in this drama. Parkman's narrative became the standard text of the 1704 raid until at least the 1960s, and as such was remarkably influential.


top of page

Share this image with a friend.
Simply enter their e-mail address below and we'll send them this image in an e-mail greeting, along with a link to see the image on our site.

To E-Mail Address *
From E-Mail Address *
From Name

* = Required

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback