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Native American Roles in the War for Independence

Native American Roles in the War for Independence REVIEW ESSAY NATIVE AMERICAN ROLES IN THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE Thomas J. Lappas Nazareth College avid J. Norton. Rebellious Younger Brother: Oneida Leadership and Diplomacy, 1750­1800. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. Pp. x, 239, maps, tables, indexes, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $38.00.) Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Pp. 434, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $30.00.) Since the publication of Barbara Graymont's 1972 work The Iroquois in the American Revolution, American historians have been familiar with the basic contours of the role that members of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, played in the War for Independence. Though the Iroquois tried to remain neutral at first, most of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Mohawk eventually sided with the British. Most of the Oneida and Tuscarora allied themselves with the Americans. In the ensuing years, : a journal of mid-atlantic studies, vol. 77, no. 3, 2010. Copyright © 2010 The Pennsylvania Historical Association historians have been adding nuance to the narrative, focusing on different leaders or examining the causes behind the split in the confederacy. Two contributions to this literature, both focusing on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Penn State University Press

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REVIEW ESSAY NATIVE AMERICAN ROLES IN THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE Thomas J. Lappas Nazareth College avid J. Norton. Rebellious Younger Brother: Oneida Leadership and Diplomacy, 1750­1800. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. Pp. x, 239, maps, tables, indexes, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $38.00.) Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin. Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Pp. 434, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth, $30.00.) Since the publication of Barbara Graymont's 1972 work The Iroquois in the American Revolution, American historians have been familiar with the basic contours of the role that members of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, played in the War for Independence. Though the Iroquois tried to remain neutral at first, most of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Mohawk eventually sided with the British. Most of the Oneida and Tuscarora allied themselves with the Americans. In the ensuing years, : a journal of mid-atlantic studies, vol. 77, no. 3, 2010. Copyright © 2010 The Pennsylvania Historical Association historians have been adding nuance to the narrative, focusing on different leaders or examining the causes behind the split in the confederacy. Two contributions to this literature, both focusing on

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Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Jul 16, 2010

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