1704 Deerfield

In the predawn hours of February 29, 1704, a force of about three hundred French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement. A hundred and twelve men, women, and children were captured and taken on a three hundred mile forced march to Canada in harsh winter conditions.

Some of the captives were later redeemed and returned to Deerfield, but one third chose to remain among their French and Native captors.

The Practitioners were invited to provide text and music for a section of the newly released 1704 Deerfield website, devoted to sacred and secular music in New France.

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