Posted by Nathan Kobuck on January 23, 1999 at 07:27:33:
In Reply to: Indian Massacre & Coureurs de Bois posted by Champ on January 18, 1999 at 23:53:42:
The coureur du bois joining in on an attack with natives wasn't an uncommon or strange thing in the F&I. For instance during braddocks defeat James smith a captive of the french noticed the french leaving Fort Du quesne mixed with their native allies. Also the party that attacked and killed mary jemmison's family was a mixed french/shawnee war party.
: O'siyo Y'all!
: Just finished watching our favorite film [wonder which one that could be? snicker] and during the Indian massacre of Munro's Britishers, I noticed some French Coureurs de Bois amongst the Huron.
: Have any of you ever noticed them before?
: The first one is when all are quiet & awaiting something to happen in the valley, and Magua issues the signal [his "war scream"]..., note just behind his upraised arm and behind another Huron is a blondish white man in a white French army coat with blue cuffs & wearing what appears to be a bonnet du police.
: This same figure is seen again after the initial volley, at about 1.14.04 into the film & near the lower part of the screen, waving a tomahawk.
: Then when the Hurons charge enmasse at the British, you'll note a bare chested figure with leggings, blond hair & floppy blue voyager cap [tuque].
: From about 1.14.17 to 1.14.18 I spotted three Coureurs de Bois, one was the bare chested one tomahawking a British soldier, and two bearded ones in buckskins, one wearing what appears to be a tuque, in the foreground also tomahawking a British soldier, and one with a fur cap in the background seeking out a victim.
: Isnt it funny, the more you watch how much more you pick out each time?
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