This article examines what happened to approximately 1,200 prisoners of war taken by the French and their Indian allies at the British post Fort Oswego in August 1756. Their experiences illuminated the contrast between traditional methods of warfare in colonial America and the new rules of war being introduced by European armies fighting in the French and Indian War. Although European armies claimed to treat POWs more humanely than Native Americans, their supposedly civilized rules of warfare actually increased the suffering of the Oswego prisoners.
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Shannon, Timothy J. "French and Indian Cruelty? The Fate of the Oswego Prisoners of War, 1756-1758." New York History 95.3 (Summer 2014), 381-407.
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