Essay On Native Americans In The Revolutionary War

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Title Native American Indians of the Revolutionary War Nearly 250 year after the Revolutionary War, there was a mistaken idea that the war was fought only between the British and the 13 British colonies. However, the Native American Indians played a major role in the Revolutionary War. Long before the Revolutionary War was active, around 1772, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and the Seneca Indians created a nation to become stronger and stop the colonists from taking over their lands. The indians had hoped that their lands would be protected by the British after Joseph Brant was influenced them to help. Joseph Brant was an Indian leader that studied at Moor’s Indian Charity School where he …show more content…

When the Cayugas, Onondagas, and Senecas merged together with the British, the Oneidas and Tuscaroras left to fight against them, with the Americans. Then the Revolution turned into a Civil War for the Iroquois which left them divided and easily conquered. “During the Revolutionary War, the Oneida and Tuscarora fought alongside the Americans, while the Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk, and Onondaga fought alongside the British. After the war, the Iroquois and the United States signed the Treaty of Fort Stanwix which established peace between the United States and the Six Nations of the League of the Iroquois (Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora).”( Because of this, they never became a nation again, and were defeated. Near the finish of the Revolutionary War, Great Britain signed the proclamation of 1763, which forbade the colonists from traveling West of the Appalachian Mountains. “This royal proclamation, which closed down colonial expansion westward, was the first measure to affect all 13 colonies. In response to a revolt of Native Americans led by Pontiac, an Ottawa chief, King George III declared all lands west of the Appalachian Divide off-limits to colonial settlers.” (These results helped the Indian tribes keep their land safe. In the end, the Native American Indians wouldn’t have received their land if it wasn’t for the proclamation. Overall, the Native American Indians were

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