Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 1665 - December 13: A peace treaty with the Iroquois is made in Quebec.
...1664 was also the year when Louis XIV decided on a final solution to Canada's Iroquois problem. He sent the famous Carignan regiment of troops under the capable command of the veteran Marquis de Tracy with instructions "to carry war even to their firesides in order totally to exterminate them." Such orders were more easily given than executed. When he arrived on the scene, de Tracy determined that his mission would be sufficiently fulfilled by and object lesson. The news of the arrival of his troops was enough to motivate the four western nations of the Iroquois to send embassies to Quebec where they fearfully signed a treaty, December 13, 1665, requesting two Jesuit missionaries to be sent among them, supplicating peace and protection, and agreeing to send "two of the principal Iroquois families" from each of the four western nations to live among the French of Montreal, Quebec, and Three Rivers.
The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies from Its Beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744
Author Francis Jennings
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, 1984
ISBN 0393303020, 9780393303025
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