National Geographic : 1937 Nov
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn PAINTED SAVAGES ATTACK COLONISTS IN A LITTLE NEW ENGLAND SETTLEMENT Such a tragic scene as this was enacted early February 29, 1704, when Indians and their French allies surprised and burned the town ofDeerfield, Massachusetts, killing 49 people and taking 111 back to Canada with them as captives. The warrior in the center holds aloft his battle trophy, ascalp. Another drags away a woman, whose husband (right) barely has time to level his musket at the captor beforebeing struck down from behind. Many massacres perpetrated by Indians were in revenge for attacks made upon them.