In 1704, an American girl named Eunice Williams was abducted by Kahnawake Mohawks. When her parents found her, they thought she would be relieved at the chance to go home to her family. Instead, she refused. Life, she explained, was better with her Mohawks captors.
Eunice wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Puritan life was harsh and difficult—and even stricter than you imagined.