The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France Volume 211 (Civilization of the American Indian #211) (Paperback)

The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France Volume 211 (Civilization of the American Indian #211) By R. David Edmunds, Joseph L. Peyser Cover Image

The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France Volume 211 (Civilization of the American Indian #211) (Paperback)

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This is the saga of the Fox (or Mesquakie) Indians' struggle to maintain their identity in the face of colonial New France during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

The Foxes occupied central Wisconsin, where for a long time they had warred with the Sioux and, more recently, had opposed the extension of the French firearm-and-fur trade with their western enemies. Caught between the Sioux anvil and the French hammer, the Foxes enlisted other tribes' support and maintained their independence until the late 1720s. Then the French treacherously offered them peace before launching a campaign of annihilation against them. The Foxes resisted valiantly, but finally were overwhelmed and took sanctuary among the Sac Indians, with whom they are closely associated to this day.

Product Details ISBN: 9780806144634
ISBN-10: 0806144637
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: April 26th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Civilization of the American Indian