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The four nations are at the height of their power in Ouendake (the French Huronia), with 16 towns between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in central Ontario.Capital of the confederacy is the town of Ossossane on Nottawasaga Bay.Ottawa to Wyandot to Iroquois fur trade flourishes, supported by Wyandot agricultural surplus.South of the Hurons is a second, smaller Wyandot confederacy, the Tionontate, called Petun by the French.A third Wyandot group, the Attiwandaronk, called the Neutrals because of their stance in Wyandot-Iroquois conflicts, occupies the country west of Niagara.1609 - July 30; Champlain accompanies a mixed war party of Hurons and Algonkins to the lake which now bears his name, where with his aid they inflict a major defeat on the Iroquois.The Iroquois discover firearms.1629 - August 9; after a relief expedition sent by Richelieu from France is captured by privateers, Champlain is forced to surrender Quebec to the English.The town's French population still numbers just 65, with only 20 adult males. Hundreds of Hurons are put to death, along with Father Jean de Brebeuf and Father Gabriel Lalement.March 16; 1,200 well-armed Iroquois launch coordinated attacks into Ouendake, wiping out the mission towns of St. Ossossane is abandoned as the Huron Confederacy disintegrates. In December, the Petun lose their principal town to the Iroquois.Many flee to islands in Georgian Bay; some seek refuge with the Ottawa, Petun, or French, while others become adopted captives of the Iroquois. Father Charles Garnier and Father Noel Chabanel, missionaries to the Petun at St.Jean, are tortured to death by the Iroquois, bringing the number of Jesuit martyrs to five.Petun and Huron refugees leave Ontario, and spend the winter of 1649-50 on Mackinac Island.c.