Rene’ left his home and traveled across the ocean in 1659 looking for adventure. He was prepared for the hard work that would be needed to help build up the untamed lands, what he was not prepared for was the constant threat of attack by the Iroquois Nation. Two years after arriving, out with a group of men to cut stone for a new chapel, they are ambushed by the Mohawk and Oneida. Rene’ is one of the lucky ones who after being beaten and tortured, is adopted into the tribe. It would take him two years to return to Montreal, but the experience would forever leave him distrustful of the any tribe of the Iroquois Nation. Later in life, while running his fur trading post, the safety measures he put into place would not only save his life, but those of his large family.