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MILLET, Pierre, French missionary, born in France in 1631" died in Quebec, Canada, 11 January, 1711. He came to this country in 1667, and was soon afterward sent to establish a mission in Orion-daga, laboring there and in Oneida till 1684, and making some converts. In 1688 he returned to Oneida, but was not successful on account of English influence. He served as chaplain at Fort Frontenac in 1690, and while there was made captive by the Indians. The Christian Oneidas claimed him, and he was sent to them and finally adopted into the tribe. Efforts were made to induce the Oneidas to give him up, but they refused, and he remained with them till October, 1694. to the annoyance of the New York authorities, who endeavred to effect his release, while those of Canada did their best to prevent it. His account of his captivity has been published (New York, 1865).
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