Massacre Island, Ontario

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Massacre Island, Ontario is a small island in the middle of Lake of the Woods, a large lake between the United States and Canada, and the possible site where twenty French Voyageur as well as a group of Cree traders were beheaded on June 6, 1736 by the Dakota. The site is marked by a large wooden cross in the middle of the island. This incident sparked decades of war between the Dakota and the Ojibwe, allies of both the French and the Cree.

Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 94°46′13″W / 49.2760°N 94.7704°W / 49.2760; -94.7704