Strategic Alliances and Trail of Broken Treaties 1700-1799


French massacre Mesquaki (Fox) Indians

As the Mesquaki migrate eastward seeking refuge among the Seneca, they are attacked by an army of French soldiers and Indian allies. More than 500 are massacred (an estimated 300 women and children) as they try to flee, and another 500 are captured and sold into slavery (Nies, 1996).

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