The town's French population still numbers just 65, with only 20 adult males. Hundreds of Hurons are put to death, along with Father Jean de Brebeuf and Father Gabriel Lalement.
March 16; 1,200 well-armed Iroquois launch coordinated attacks into Ouendake, wiping out the mission towns of St. Ossossane is abandoned as the Huron Confederacy disintegrates. In December, the Petun lose their principal town to the Iroquois.
Ottawa to Wyandot to Iroquois fur trade flourishes, supported by Wyandot agricultural surplus.
South of the Hurons is a second, smaller Wyandot confederacy, the Tionontate, called Petun by the French.
Petun and Huron refugees leave Ontario, and spend the winter of 1649-50 on Mackinac Island.c.
Jean, are tortured to death by the Iroquois, bringing the number of Jesuit martyrs to five.Already at war with other Iroquoian tribes, the Wyandots begin to move west.1541 - May 8; Soto reaches the Mississippi River, having marched overland from the Floridas.The brutal behavior of the Spanish has a devastating effect on the tribes of the southeast; perhaps coincidently, Mississippian culture enters a rapid decline.c.From this point, the Iroquois regard the Delaware as a subserviant people.The Munsee have already separated from the main Delaware group.