TITLE

CHAPTER 9: ROGERS' RAID ON ODANAK

AUTHOR(S)
Kayworth, Alfred E.; Potvin, Raymond G.
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Scalp Hunters;2002, p230
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The chapter focuses on Major Robert Rogers' raid on the mission village at Odanak. In the partial darkness, it was scarcely possible to select victims by age or gender, and the Rangers bent to their task with a will to exact the revenge that General Amherst had ordered. In their beds, in their cabins, running for their lives, men, women, and children were slaughtered. The few who managed to flee to the river were either shot by pursuing Rangers, or their canoes were sunk and drowned in the river. After the massacre, Rogers issued the order to burn the buildings, and by 7 a.m., the entire village was ablaze except for some storage cabins. By that time, two hundred Indians were killed and twenty women and children were taken as prisoners.
ACCESSION #
15652955

 

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