WARTIME: A History Series

S03E13: 1779: George Washington Devastates Iroquoia.

January 15, 2015

The year 1779 saw the American Revolution take a brutal turn. With the entrance of France and Spain into the conflict, Britain focused its military efforts on protecting interests around the world. With the American rebellion still in full swing, the fighting descending into a terrible partisan war pitting neighbor versus neighbor, and tribe versus tribe. Sensing new opportunity due to foreign money, General George Washington launched a campaign to eliminate the Iroquois from the face of the continent by ravaging their homes and families. While most of the warriors were busy fighting rebels, three Patriot armies laid waste to all of Iroquoia leaving only smoking ruins in their wake. On this episode we discuss George Washington’s annihilation of the Iroquois.

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