Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Adam Dollard des Ormeaux


Dollard des Ormeaux , Adam (1636?-1660), soldier, was a native of France. He came to Canada in 1657, and was appointed commandant of the garrison at Ville-Marie (Montreal). In the spring of 1660 he led a party of sixteen Frenchmen up the Ottawa river to wage war on the Iroquois; and at the Long Sault he and his companions died, about May 25, 1660, after defending for a week an improvised fort against many times their number of Iroquois. Dollard, not Daulac, is the proper form of his name. See E. Z. Massicotte, Dollard des Ormeaux et ses compagnons (Montreal, 1920).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 220.


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