Ratonhnhaketon was born to the Templar Haytham Kenway and Kaniehti io, a
Native American woman of the Kanien'keha:ka village in Kanatahseton. In 1760,
while he was still a young child, he was assaulted by Charles Lee and other
members of the Templar Order seeking the spirit sanctuary his people guarded,
and then watched as his village burned down and his mother died.