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

Siege of Fort William Henry

Massacre of Misunderstanding: Fort William Henry, 1757

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



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?

    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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