The Fox Wars: A Conflict Too Often Ignored

Currently, this online essay is under construction.

In the meantime, however, you can listen to much of its content by following the links below:

The consequences of this war were considerable...and not only for the Mesquakie people themselves. After listening to the above lectures, consider these questions:

  • What do you think that members of other Indian Nations thought about this conflict?
  • How might it have affected their diplomacy and internal politics?
  • How might it have affected their relationships with Europeans--and, later, with Americans?
  • Why do you think that this conflict has received relatively little mention in commonly assigned History textbooks?


To learn more about this understudied conflict, read The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France by R. David Edmunds and Joseph L. Peyser.



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