Origin and History
The Mascouten people are an Algonquian-speaking group of Native Americans. They initially inhabited a region in southern Michigan and counted some 6,000 peoples.
In the 1640s, the Mascouten people were driven out of their territory by the Odawa people and migrated along the Mississippi River on the border of present-day Wisconsin and Illinois. By 1670, the Mascouten totalled some 2,000 peoples.
In 1712, after a war against the French and Potawatomi, the Mascouten people allied with the Kickapoo and the Fox. They migrated westwards.
From 1762 to 1765, the Mascouten people took part in Pontiac’s insurrection.
The Mascouten people disappeared from history in the 1780s, being now considered as part of the Kickapoo People.
Role during the War
In 1757, a band of 12 Mascouten warriors took part in the French expedition against Fort William Henry.
We have been unable to find characteristics about the dress of this Native American people that would distinguish them from other peoples. If you can suggest sources documenting such characteristics, please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions.
Sultzman, Lee: Mascouten History], retrieved on May 14, 2021
Wikipedia – Mascouten
N.B.: the section Role during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.