Chanson de L'Annee du Coup
DESCRIPTION: French. The governor asks the messenger what is the news. He reports a disaster, territory taken and people slain. The governor warns the people to prepare to flee
AUTHOR: J. B Trudeau
EARLIEST DATE: 1845 (St. Louis Weekly Reveille)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage battle death warning Indians(Am.)
May 1780 - Indians attack the trading post at St. Louis (founded 1764 and occupied by the Spanish 1771). Thirty inhabitants are killed.
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden, pp. 519-520, "Chanson de L'Annee du Coup" (1 text)
NOTES: Acording to Belden's notes, the Indians who attacked St. Louis did so at the instigation of the British -- but with French Canadian support. The people blamed the Spanish commander. This seems awfully complicated for an event of 1780, and such hints as I can find in the histories don't mention the fact -- but that's not proof. - RBW
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