Great Peace of Montréal
The Great Peace of Montréal ended nearly a century of conflict between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy on one side and New France and its First Nation allies — including the Huron-Wendat, Anishnaabe, Innu and Abenaki — on the other. The agreement to end hostilities was reached at an extraordinary meeting in Montréal arranged by the governor of New France, Louis-Hector de Callière, and attended by some 1,300 representatives from nearly 40 First Nations.
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