National Geographic : 1937 Nov
CA Photograph byHarrison Howell Walker SAVAGE WAR WHOOPS WOKE SLEEPING VILLAGERS WHEN FRENCH AND INDIANS ASSAILED THE ORIGINAL OFTHIS DEERFIELD STRONGHOLD "With painted faces and hideous acclamations," raiders from Canada burst into Deerfield, isolated outpost of NewEngland, just before dawn onFebruary 29,1704. There was no time for the surprised settlers to flee to the garrison house, of which the present building is a reproduction. Many were killed; scores were made captive and carried north (Color Plate VI). One prisoner, Eunice Williams, seven-year-old daughter of the minister, grew up with her captors, married aMohawk warrior, forgot how to speak English, and lived as an Indian the rest of her life. Other captives were released and sent homefrom Canada months after themassacre.