Talk:Edward Cornwallis

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"To prevent the French and Wabanaki Confederacy massacres of British families, many Massachusetts Governors, issued a bounty for the scalps of Indian men, women, and children.[9] Cornwallis followed New England's example when, after the Raid on Dartmouth (1749), he protected the first British settlers in Nova Scotia from being scalped by putting a bounty on the Mi'kmaq (1749)." -- I think this phrasing displays an attempt to characterize his actions in a particular light. I think this should be edited with NPOV in mind. Penumbra 2k (talk) 01:53, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Along with participating in military battles, the Wabanaki Confederacy resisted the aggression of the British Empire by killing British civilians on the front line. This was true on the border of Acadia and New England in Maine and then also true with the founding of Halifax. In turn, to protect these British settlers arriving in Halifax, Cornwallis (and many governors before him) targeted all Mi'kmaq. This historic account acknowledges the (important and effective) military resistance of the Mi'kmaq to the British Empire. --Hantsheroes (talk) 00:06, 7 August 2012 (UTC)