Dummer's War

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Dummer's War (1722-1725) - Started 25 Jul 1722 with Massachusetts Governor Shute making a formal declaration of war on members of the Wabanaki Confederacy after a series of attacks. Named after the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, William Dummer who prosecuted the war. The war came to an end with Peace treaties signed in Maine on 15 Dec 1725 and in Nova Scotia on 15 Jun 1726. Also known as Father Rale's War.

Death of Father Sebastian Rale of the Society of Jesus.

The war was a conflict between the New England colonies and the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Abenaki Indians, who were allied with New France. It was fought in the east along the border between New England and Acadia Maine and Nova Scotia. In the west it was fought in northern Massachusetts and Vermont along the border between Canada (New France) and New England.

The New Englanders were led by William Dummer, John Doucett, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia and Captain John Lovewell. The native tribes were led by Father Sébastien Rale, Chief Gray Lock and Chief Paugus.

During the conflict Father Rale was killed by British colonists in a raid on the Indian town of Norridgewock. The surviving Indians retreated from the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers into Quebec. Dummer's Treaty (1727) ended Dummer's War.

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