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Author Williams, Glenn F.

Title Year of the hangman : George Washington's campaign against the Iroquois / Glenn F. Williams.

Publication Info. Yardley, Penn. : Westholme, [2005]


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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  973.343 WILLIAMS    Check Shelf
Description xi, 355 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-347) and index.
Contents The king's Indian allies -- Dunmore's war -- The approaching storm -- Butler's Rangers -- The Battle of Wyoming -- The whole country may meet the same fate -- On dangerous service -- The Cherry Valley Massacre -- Washington's plan -- Not merely overrun, but destroy -- The Sullivan Expedition -- The Battle of Newtown -- Their settlements must ever be in our power.
Summary Confident that the American rebellion would be crushed in 1777, Britain devised a bold new strategy. Turning its attention to the frontiers, especially those of western New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Britain enlisted its provincial rangers, Tories, and allied warriors from the Iroquois Confederacy, to wage a brutal backwoods war. Burgoyne's defeat at Saratoga went shock waves through the British command, but the efforts along the frontier appeared to be impairing the American ability to conduct the war. Following massacres at the colonial settlements of Wyoming, Pa., and Cherry Valley, N.Y., the Continental Congress persuaded General Washington to conduct a decisive offensive to end the threat. Brewing for years, the conflict between the Iroquois and colonists would now reach its deadly climax. The campaign ended the political and military influence of the Iroquois and sealed Britain's fateful decision to seek victory in the south.--From publisher description.
Subject Iroquois Indians -- Wars -- History -- 18th century.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Military leadership.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1775-1783.
Iroquois Indians -- Government relations -- History -- 18th century.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- North America -- Wars -- 1775-1783.
Added Title George Washington's campaign against the Iroquois
ISBN 1594160139 hardback
9781594160134 hardback
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