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Native Americans in the American Revolution

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  • Jonathan Occom <Mohegan> (c.1725 - d.)
    Jonathan Occum Colony: Connecticut *Age: 50 Race: Native American *Rank: Private Status: free *Position: rail fence Unit: Putnam/Durkee Fifty year old Native American Jonathan O...

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"That even was for us the greatest blow that could have been dealt us, unless it had been our total destruction." --Chiefs of the Iroquois, Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Loup Nations to Francisco Cruzat, governor of Saint Louis, August 23, 1784. Quoted in The American Revolution in Indian Country.

Notable Soldiers

(Native American Leaders can be found in the Native American Notables project)

  • John Ashbow (c. 1740-unk.), 22, Mohegan, free, private, Connecticut
  • Samuel Ashbow (c. 1746-June 1775), 29, Mohegan, free, private, Connecticut
  • Robert Ashbow (unk.-1776), age unk., Mohegan, free, private, Connecticut
  • John Ashbow (unk.-unk.), age unk., Mohegan, free, private, Connecticut
  • Jonathan Occum (c. 1725-unk.), 50, Mohegan, free, private, Connecticut. Veteran of the French and Indian War.
  • Joseph Paugenit (Nov. 10, 1754-Nov. 15, 1777), 20, Native nation unk., free, private, Massachusetts.

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