Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Fort William Henry...The Seige and Massacre

The Battle of Fort William Henry

History of Lake George, New York


Read More About It

"Massacre at Fort William Henry" by David Starbuck

"The French and Indian War" by Benton Minks

"The French and Indian War, 1660-1763" by Christopher Collier

"Lake Champlain and Lake George" by Frederic Van de Water


Vocabulary:

siege


Interesting Fact:

The novel "Last of the Mohicans" is based on the battle at Fort William Henry.


Study Questions:

  • Where is Lake George?
  • Why would Wisconsin Indians travel so far to take part in this battle?
  • What was the result of the battle at Fort William Henry?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the battle at Fort William Henry:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 3:

    1958: The submarine Nautilus becomes the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
    1943: General George Patton slaps a private at an army hospital, calling him a coward.



  • August 3

    August 3, 1757: Wisconsin Indians took part in the siege and massacre of Fort William Henry on Lake George during the French and Indian War.


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