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Trois Rivieres today
In response to Montmagny’s release of Iroquois prisoners, the tall and handsome Iroquois Chief, Kiotsaton, appears at the docks of Trois-Rivières. Commandant Champfleur hurries to the dock where he greets the great chief who turns out to be a man difficult to best in negotiation. They do settle on a temporary truce and to meet later to negotiate prisoner exchange and terms. As the Iroquois leave Trois-Rivières Champfleur hopes for good things to come. Unfortunately it will not be as easy as he hopes. Read More 
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Native hostilities

The Battle begins
July 22, 2017: Indian hostilities. In early spring 1645, an Algonquin brave named Piskaret took six braves and canoed boldly down the Richelieu River where they ambushed a group of Iroquois fishermen, killing some and taking prisoners to Sillery near Québec. Here he put them in the protection of Governor Montmagny to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the Iroquois for Algonquin prisoners. The Governor hoped he could use this to negotiate a peace in the emerging hostilities between the two tribes. He could not have been more wrong. Read More 
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Births in early Canada

Felicity Angel
July 15, 2017: Birth of Jeanne Langlois. In spite of the wild and frigid environment, birth rates, number of births per woman and general health along with longevity were far superior in the wilds of Québec than back home in good old France. Scholars attribute this to the lack of pollution and relative abundance of healthy food. At this time in Canada there were only a few sage-femmes (midwives) but they were aided by a number of talented natives. Young Jeanne presented in a breech position, but the skill of Félicity-Angel and help of young Marie-Nicole Langlois. Read More 
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Françoise’s Ordeal

Nursing Nuns arrive in Quebec
July 7, 2017: Françoise Ordeal. With the help and care of Françoise’s Indian friend along with Sister Marie-Forestier, a French Augustinian nursing nun who Françoise befriended when the first nuns arrived in Québec, she begins to improve with the use of poultices, wound lancing and potions. She has no memory of the attack, but learns there were other similar problems nearby. Read More 
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The Beaver Wars

The Beaver Wars
June 30, 2017: Now it begins. As the story opens, Françoise awakes confused, her leg hurts badly and she does not have her bearings. Félicity-Angel enters her dark room and explains that she has been shot by an Iroquois and has been delirious and fighting for her life. But her native friend tells her she is likely to survive with care and rest. Read More 
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