Re Etienne Brule...I recently had a history of York which I took out of the library, compiled by local high school history teachers and students. It was vague but basically said he pissed off groups he'd previously traded with (Huron?) by dealing with others (Iroquois?) and so they killed him, but by eating his remains were showing honour to him. In any case, it seems he was looking to make cash in either direction and paid the price.