more early karelians

1253, Karelians aided Novgorod in its wars with Estonians

1269 AD, the Duke of Novgorod prepared a raid against Karelians, but he abandoned his plans as he was advised against it by his councilors.

1278, Novgorod made war against Karelians and, according to the chronicle, put Karelian lands "to sword and fire", which significantly reduced Karelian military power.

1314, Karelians rose up against efforts made to convert them to Christianity, according to the Novgorod chronicle. 

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