Posted by Marcia on November 03, 1997 at 19:02:04:
In Reply to: Re: Montcalm and the massacre posted by Myrrh on November 03, 1997 at 17:49:44:
: Well, I've seen discussion on this site about Montcalm realizing that Magua would attack them, and by doing nothing to prevent it, facilitating it to happen. When Magua and Monty are talking on the hillside, Monty tells Magua that he fears that, now that he's let them go according to the agreement, he may have to fight the same men again on his drive towards Albany....then he gives Magua a LOOK.....in other words, 'hey, maybe you can help me by wiping them out aforehand?'
Myrrh, I think you've called it precisely. I also believe that I have read several accounts of the actual events of that massacre that question the extent of Montcalm's culpability. There are those who seem to think that in "real life" as opposed to "reel life," he knew pretty much what was about to happen when the English & colonials left the fort. Maybe our contributing historians can shed more light on this.
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