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Native Americans in the American Revolution

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  • Charles Cornplanter O'Bail (aft.1778 - 1868)
    Seneca/Snipe Clan Fought in War of 1812 "Information on this page is from Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, compiled by the New York Adjutant General's Office. The ...
  • Chief Gana-a-gayat Young King (1760 - 1835)
    Seneca War Chief Cui-En-Cwah-Toh "Young King (1760–1835) or Koyengquahtah was a "Hoyaneh" or revered traditional chief of the Seneca nation. He was born in the village of Canandaigua, Seneca nation...
  • Sayenqueraghta "Old King" Smoke (aft.1699 - 1786)
    Seneca War Chief Gai Yen Gwa "Old Disappearing Smoke" Kaieñˀkwaahtoñ Great grandfather of Brig. General Ely Parker The Life of General Ely S. Parker Preface F.H "Late in the summer of 1779 s...
  • Captain Isaac 'Anoghsookte' Hill (1738 - 1808)
    Mohawk/Turtle Clan Anoghsookte - 'To the end of the house' Son of Isaac Hill and Elizabeth Crine Green Married Lydia John Their children: Isaac, Catherine, Margaret and William Isaac Hill F...
  • Captain John Deserontyon (c.1743 - 1811)
    Mohawk/Wolf Clan Yo-de-se-ron-tyon "The lightning has struck" War Chief Married Catharine Brant Their child: Margaret "DESERONTYON (Odeserundiye), JOHN (Captain John), Mohawk chief; b. in the ...

The Native Americans in the American Revolution project is a subproject of The Native Americans portal and the American Revolutionary War portal.


"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.

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