Lachine Massacre National Historic Event
(© Parks Canada)
St. Joseph Street, Lachine, Quebec
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Killing of 200 settlers by 1500 Iroquois in 1689
Existing plaque: St. Joseph Street, Lachine, Quebec
During the night of the 4-5 August 1689, fifteen hundred Iroquois landed at Lachine and placed themselves in small groups near all the houses along the shore. At a given signal the massacre began; two hundred persons perished and one hundred and twenty were taken into captivity. The year 1689 was long known as "The year of the massacre".