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Champlain's War Party, 1615

Champlain's War Party, 1615

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Champlain's War Party, 1615

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Quinte West
In Trenton, on the southwest corner of
Quinte Street and Albert Street, near some flagpoles

Coordinates: N 44 05.993 W 77 34.486


Plaque Text

In September, 1615, a small party of Frenchmen, commanded by Samuel de Champlain, and some five hundred Huron Indians passed down the Trent River on their way to attack the Iroquois who lived in what is now northern New York State. Joined by a band of Algonkians they skirted the eastern end of Lake Ontario and journeyed southward to a palisaded Onondaga village near the present site of Syracuse, N.Y. Champlain was wounded, the attack repulsed, and the discomfited allies returned to Huronia. This expedition increased the hostility of the Five Nations towards the French and their Indian supporters, which culminated in the defeat and dispersal of the Hurons, 1649-50.

Related Ontario plaques
Champlain in Ontario, 1615
Champlain's Journey of 1613
Champlain's Astrolabe
Samuel de Champlain (died in 1635)
Gateway to Huronia

Related Toronto plaque
Samuel de Champlain's Journeys Through Ontario



Quinte West Plaques

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