We honor the Jesuit priests who were put death by the Iriqois.

Friday, 10/19/18

From 1675 on the French gave the Jesuits a free hand to
set up missions among the Hurons who were an Indian
nation in constant state of war with the Iriquois who were
supported by the English and the Dutch.

St. John de Brebeuf  thrilled the Hurons with a written
language that allowed them to communicate between
them selves.

Between 1646 and 1649 the Iriquois put eight Jesuits to
death, burning them at the stake after forcing them to run
the gauntlet between screaming inhabitants of several
Iriquois village.

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