The British had more troops and resources on a global scale, but they underestimated what was needed to take over Nova Scotia in 1675, and remained on the defensive until they made peace with the Mi’kmaq in 1761. This photo of Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia is from around 1890. (CBC News, supplied by Nova Scotia Archives Twitter)
Tod Scott says Halifax founder Edward Cornwallis couldn’t suppress early Mi’kmaq pushback
By Jerry West, CBC News, Oct 22, 2015
In the early clashes between the British and Mi’kmaq, the British usually came out on the losing end, new research suggests.
The Mi’kmaq were so successful at defending against the settlers, British soldiers were often too scared to leave their forts, according to historical documents.
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