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From: "Francis T. Watters" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] La Grande Recrue de 1653
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:26:46 -0500
A quick check under "Long Sault" in Google shows this heading:
"Lampman and the Canadian Thermopylae
"At the Long Sault: May, 1660"
by Margaret Kennedy"
It's at: http://www.arts.uwo.ca/canpoetry/cpjrn/vol01/kennedy.htm
And refers to several articles on this event. There are no doubt many
more sites referring to that, but I didn't check further.
Of course anyone knowledgeable of French Canadian history knows about
Dollard DesOrmeaux and his band of Frenchmen who fought the Iroquois at
Long Sault on the Ottawa River in May 1660 - a controversial person, as
you'll see if you read the article.
That place is now under water with the building of the Carillon dam
about 40-50 miles west of Montreal several yaers ago.
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Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 2:09 PM
Subject: [QUEBEC] La Grande Recrue de 1653
> Hi Listers ...... Of the 95 members of the Grand Recruitment,
> reached Ville-Marie or Montreal on 16-11-1653, there were 6 that later
> (killed?) on the same day and buried about 3 weeks later. This is how
> passings are noted in Jette:
> d. 9 or 12 May Long-Sault , s. 3 June 1660, Montreal.
> I have no idea what Long-Sault refers to. A place? Killed by? I
> learned that Ojibwa indians are of the Nation of Sault. Probably
> Does anyone know the circumstances of this passing? It appears that
> something happenned at an unknown location over a period of 4 days
> the bodies were retrieved and returned to Montreal for burial about 3
> later. I think Long-Sault is the key.
> The 6 men were: Jacques BRASSIER, Francois CRUSSON, Rerne DOUSSIN,
> JOUSSELIN, Jean LECOMTE, Jean TAVERNNIER.
> This all seems so unusual. Does anyone have the answers?
> Norman Cazavan