Raid on Haverhill (1697)
King William's War
Commanders and leaders
Casualties and losses
27 colonists were killed and 13 were taken captive
Raid on Haverhill was a military engagement that took place on March 15, 1697 during King William's War. French, Algonquin, and Abenaki warriors descended on Haverhill, then a small frontier community in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In the surprise attack, the Abenaki killed 27 colonists and took 13 captive. The natives burned six homes. The raid became famous in the nineteenth century because of Hannah Dustin's captivity narrative as a result of the raid. [1 ]
Afterward [ edit ]
Even after the war was officially ended, Abenaki raids on the English colonists continued. On March 4, 1698 Pigwacket Abenaki Chief,
Escumbuit led a group of 30 Indians in a raid on Andover, Massachusetts, the last and most severe Indian raid on this town.
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References [ edit ]
Caverly, Robert B.
Heroism of Hannah Duston: Together With the Indian Wars of New England (orig. pub. 1875). Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990. ISBN 1-55613-301-4
Mather, Cotton. (orig. pub. 1702). New York: Russell & Russell (Atheneum House), 1967. Magnalia Christi Americana ASIN B0007DLZGI Namias, June.
White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier. University of North Carolina Press, 1993. ISBN 0-8078-4408-X Sayre, Gordon M., ed.
American Captivity Narratives. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ISBN 0-395-98073-9
^ John Grenier. The First Way of War. University of Cambridge Press. 2005. pp. 40-41
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