Our family was living in the town when in June of 1653 the Iroquois began a siege.
They soon began trading with the French settlers.
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Marie came from Saintes, the daughter of Moïse Gendre and Jeanne Cosse.
This defeat spurred the captain of the militia, Pierre Boucher, to have a palisade built to protect the tiny village.
The French sought furs and animal hides to send back to the European market.