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St. Francis Indians, A tribe inhabiting a village on the edge of Canada, which was long a terror to the frontier settlers of New England. Enriched by plunder and the ransoms paid for their captives, they possessed a handsome chapel (they were Roman Catholics), with plate and ornaments. In their village might be seen, stretched on hoops, many scalps of both sexes displayed as trophies of their valor in smiting the English. Against these Indians General Amherst, while at Crown Point, in 1759, sent Maj. Robert Rogers, a distinguished partisan officer, at the head of a corps of New Hampshire rangers. With 200 of his rangers, Rogers traversed the forest
slew a large part of the warriors, and plundered and burned the town.
Attempting to return by way of Lake Memphremagog and the Connecticut River, the rangers suffered terribly.
Their provisions gave out, and some perished for want of food; others were killed by pursuing Indians, but the greater part reached Crown Point in safety.
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition., Chapter