"In the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 29, 1704, a force of about 300 French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Mass., situated in the Pocumtuck homeland."When the fighting stopped, 112 Deerfield men, women, and children were captured and taken on a 300-mile march to Canada. Some of the captives later returned to Deerfield, but one-third chose to remain among their French and Native captors. The little-known story of these men and women is the focus of "The Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704,"a new educational web site from...

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