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34   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

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IIIIIIlIIII   onneuve, with a

pistol in e a c h

hand, covered the

retreat of h i s men, and was the last to re-enter

the gates. This took place on the spot, now in the heart of Montreal, called the Place d'Armes.-e

Fear of the One of the Iroquois nations, named the Iroquois. Mohawks, now began to obtain fire-arms from the Dutch colony on the Hudson, and, of course, its warriors were more to be dreaded than before. To guard against them, the French built a fort at the mouth of the Richelieu, and tried to persuade some of the friendly Indians to settle near Quebec. They also gave guns and gunpowder to those who became Christians. But the fear of the Iroquois had broken the spirit of the Algonquins. Nothing could overcome their terror, though they told stories of old times when they had

new settlement was named Ville Marie, in honour of the
Virgin Mary. Happily it was not discovered by the
Iroquois till the colonists had had time to fortify it. The
savages were then afraid to attack the place, though they
lingered near it for months, killing any one who ventured
outside the gates. One day Maisonneuve, who had been

unjustly accused
of cowardice, led
a party of men
to hunt the In-
dians from their
lurking - places
with dogs. The
French were
driven back with
loss ; b u t Mai-

JESUIT CHURCIH AT TADOUSAC.
(Established in 1647.)

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