Robert Rogers

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Robert Rogers


Known to the Abenaki as "the White Devil," Major Robert Rogers of the British Army was ordered to neutralize New France's Native allies in 1759. Showing little mercy, Rogers and his Rangers destroyed Odanak (or "Arasagunticook," as it was then called), the main Abenaki village in the St. Lawrence River Valley, killing many of its residents and burning most of its buildings, including the church. Molly Ockett witnessed the attack by Rogers' men and survived by secreting herself in some bushes nearby.



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