Siege of Fort William Henry (2021)

Sometimes, I try and learn things on this site. That would explain why we checked out this documentary, which is about the events that inspired The Last of the Mohicans.

In 1757, a French army of 9,000 men, including almost 2,000 of their American Indian allies, laid siege to Fort William Henry on Lake George in the New York Frontier. This film by Eric Swanson is based on the journals and letters of men who were at the Siege — Colonel Joseph Frye, French General Montcalm and other soldiers. The Native American side, however, is lost as they didn’t keep notes like the white men.

Through computer animation, reenactments and historians recounting the story, you get a really full picture of this famous battle. Maybe if history classes were this exciting, more people would pay attention.

You can learn more about the film and order it from the official site.

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