Thursday, 4 February 2010

Stockbridge Indian - Revolution period

The first tribe to pledge its allegiance to the Patriot cause - meeting at the Red Lion Inn they declared:
Wherever your armies go, there will we go; you shall always find us by your side; and if providence calls us to sacrifice our Lives in the field of battle, we will fall where you fall, and lay our bones by yours. Nor shall peace ever be made between our nation and the Redcoats until our brothers the white people lead the way.[2]

Stockbridge Militia wiki
Description and more details here
Death in the Bronx - the Stockbridge Indian Massacre of 1778

1 comment:

  1. Interesting little story.I was looking to pick up a few of the Perry twins Stockbridge Indians.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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