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Captors and Captives The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield
Scholar-authors Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney reexamine the Deerfield attack and reconstruct events from multiple points of view. They show how the assault grew out of the aspirations of New England family farmers, the ambitions of Canadian colonists, the calculations of French officials, the fears of Abenaki warriors, and the grief of Mohawk women as they all struggled to survive the ongoing confrontation of empires and cultures.
University of Massachusetts Press, $29.95
To order: www.umass.edu/umpress/

The Captivation of Eunice Williams
July 9-11, 14-18 & 23-25, 2004

World premiere of an opera based on the life of Eunice Williams, a captive taken during the Deerfield raid, who chose to live her life with the Natives. Tickets $12- $15; 413-774-7476 ext. 10, or visit www.eunicewilliams.com/. (A tour is planned with the first performance on Sept. 11, 2004, at the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, NY. For information contact 413-774-4527 or lmciner@aol.com.)

Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704
An interpretive Web site with detailed explanations of events from French Canadian, Wobanaki (Abenaki, Pocumtuck, Pennacook, etc.), Kahnawake (Mohawk), Wendat (Huron), and Colonial English perspectives as well as maps, timelines, and voices to help tell the story. http://www.1704.deerfield.history.museum/

Remembering 1704
Through April 2005

A joint exhibit by Pocomtuck Valley Memorial Association and Historic Deerfield interprets how the 1704 attack on Deerfield and other Colonial conflicts have been remembered by the French, English and Native descendants of those involved. Information 413-774-5581. www.historic-deerfield.org


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