24 CANADIAN HISTORY TOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
Indian Wars. When the snow melted, Champlain set out
to explore the country to 'the west. He hoped to find an easy way to China, which he thought much nearer than it really is. But the war-parties of the Iroquois forced him to turn back, for, though their homes were in what is now New York State, they made
cruel raids every spring on the
'~ ;, weak Algonquins, and even on
~; the Hurons, who were of the
same race as themselves. To the