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Title Account of his captivity among the Onneidas [i.e. Oneidas] in 1690-1691 [manuscript]: 1890-1894 / by Pierre Millet of the Company of Jesus; translated by Mrs. E. E. Ayer
Author Millet, Father, Pierre (1635-1709)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Father Pierre Millet’s July 6, 1691, letter to missionaries in Canada, translated into English by Emma Burbank Ayer, probably in Chicago; begun in 1890 and finished in 1894. Letter concerns Millet’s capture at Fort Frontenac by the Iroquois, his adoption by the Oneidas, and English efforts to gain control of him.
Names Ayer, Emma Burbank
Places Fort Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; Chicago, Illinois, United States
Keywords missionary, religion, Christianity, New France, war, King William's War, Jesuit, capture, captivity, captivity narrative, cultural contact, personal account
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information A Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois, Millet arrived in Canada in 1667 and worked among the Onondaga, 1668-1671, and the Oneida, 1671-1684. From 1684 to 1689, he served as chaplain and interpreter at Forts Niagara and Frontenac. Captured in June of 1689 by Iroquois who believed he had betrayed them, Millet’s life was spared through the influence of Christian Oneidas. He was adopted as a chief by the tribe and served as an influential adviser until his return to Quebec in 1694.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 605
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue