Québec History 4 - The Fall of Huronia
Québec a Nation History (Part 4) The Fall of Huronia The beginning of the Iroquois Wars The story of the Jesuits in Huronia and the genocide of the Huron peoples by the Iroquois - Mohawks. The fall of Huronia enabled the Iroquois to concentrate their subsequent war efforts on the French settlements in the St. Lawrence Valley. The wars were extremely brutal and are considered one of the bloodiest series of conflicts in the history of North America. The resultant enlargement of Iroquois territory realigned the tribal geography of North America, destroying several large tribal confederacies including the Hurons, Neutrals, Eries, and Susquehannock and pushing some eastern tribes west of the Mississippi River. It was the beginning of the beaver wars, also called the Iroquois Wars or the French and Iroquois Wars, commonly refer to a brutal series of conflicts fought in the mid-17th century in eastern North America. Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, the Iroquois sought to expand their territory and monopolize the fur trade and the trade between European markets and the tribes of the western Great Lakes region. The conflict pitted the nations of the Iroquois Confederation, led by the dominant Mohawk, against the French. It is during that war that occured the Battle of Long Sault and that Dollard des Ormeaux became a Hero.