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1704 Attack on Deerfield

Class groups examine conflicting primary and secondary sources describing the 1704 attack on the fort at Deerfield by French and Native Americans and analyze the implications of discrepancies.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a mini-lesson on denotative and connotative language before introducing this resource
Classroom Considerations

  • The sixth in a series of an eight-resource unit that focus on the conflicts between the Pocumtucks and European settlers
Pros

  • Previous lessons, especially the study of the 1675 attack at Bloody Brook and the 1676 attack at The Falls, scaffold for, and provide background and context for the 1704 attack on Deerfield
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • The History Of Deerfield, Vol. I, pg. 285
  • Warnings from the West and South and Other Primary Sources
  • A Half-Century of Conflict and Other Primary Sources
  • The History of Philip's War and Other Primary Sources
  • The Deerfield Raid
  • Relationship Between the English, the French, and the Native Peoples
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