war-path, and once more French PARE BRgBCETJF. settlements and Indian villages (From original in chateau
ran red with blood. de Ramezay.)
The Huron During these trying years of warfare the Missions. Jesuit missions to the Hurons had done well. Eighteen priests, besides a number of laymen, laboured amongst them. The missions were like well-stocked farms, with good buildings, herds of cattle, and fields of Indian corn. At one of them the fathers had been able, in a time of famine, to feed three thousand people. But though everything seemed so bright, a terrible blow was about to fall, fatal alike to the savages and their instructors.
Mission In July, 1648, during the absence of the
Villages warriors of the village, St. Joseph was
Destroyed. attacked by an Iroquois war-party. Young
and old were mercilessly slain. Amongst them fell the