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3. Burning, stealing, and scalping

2019-06-08T20:21:01+00:00June 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

July 1784, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky    With the passing of the Ordinance of 1784 for the Confederation Congress of the recently formed United States, a proposal authored primarily by Thomas Jefferson, it was decided that the lands taken by conquest from the Native Americans north [...]

2. “Draw a Veil over the Past’

2019-05-28T00:08:13+00:00May 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

October 1783     Philadelphia, Pa.  Following the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the Confederation Congress of the United States began discussing the issue of the Native American tribes living in the coveted lands north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi.  In this [...]

A dish with one spoon

2019-05-13T17:34:07+00:00May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

September 1783 The American Revolutionary War has formally ended with the Treaty of Paris.  The Native American tribes who had fought for the British are shocked and confused, learning that the British lost the conflict, and the victorious Americans are now claiming lands belonging to the [...]

The Three Tories

2019-03-02T18:29:40+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

By the year 1778, conditions on the frontier border of Pennsylvania had deteriorated to the point where in some taverns in Westmoreland County and near Fort Pitt toasts to the King's health could be heard. Spies and agents of the British out of Fort Detroit had [...]

Lochry’s Defeat

2019-01-18T02:21:05+00:00January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Early in the morning on August 24, 1781, not far from the mouth of he Great Miami River, Colonel Archibald Lochry landed his party of over one hundred men on the northern bank of the Ohio river.  Knowing that he was in hostile territory Lochry never-the-less [...]

The Lord’s Martyrs

2019-01-10T20:54:36+00:00January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

There was an uncommon barking of the dogs as the Moravian missionaries at New Gnadenhutten sat eating their evening meal.   It was the evening of November 24, 1755.   Brother Senseman rose from the table to investigate the commotion.  Several others followed him to the door, which [...]