General Washington gave command to John Sullivan in 1779 to outfit and lead an expedition into the Seneca-Cayuga homeland. It will be a scorched earth campaign that will leave almost the entire population of both the Seneca and Cayuga Nations homeless. Destitute of any food or clothing thousands will head to Fort Niagara for shelter.
Spies are everywhere in 1778 on both sides of the conflict. Joseph Brant leads Iroquois forces against Patriot settlements throughout Upstate New York. Conversely American and Oneida soldiers launch counter attacks against Brant's supporting towns in Iroquoia.
Forty-one members of the Oneida Nation traveled to Valley Forge, PA in the Spring of 1778. General George Washington greeted each individual in person and warmly. The warriors went on to assist the Marquis de Lafayette at the Battle of Barren Hill and Polly Cooper an Oneida woman brings her experience as a cook and healer to the needy Continental Army. Episode 42 is up ready for your ears.
Following the American-Oneida victory at Fort Stanwix rifts grow deeper within the Six Nations. Over 300 members of the Haudenosaunee gather at Albany for a Conference. Just as it finishes however word arrives that Burgoyne's British army has crossed the Hudson River at Saratoga.
To Haudenosaunee People the 1777 Battle at Oriska is known as "The Place of Great Sadness" Here brother fights brother as this event leads to a civil war among the Six Nations.
General John Burgoyne prepares his invasion from Canada to crush the rebellion in the Mohawk Valley. Battle lines become drawn among the Six Nations.
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With War in North America again imminent how will this Six Nations decide which side to take. This week we look at Akiatonharonkwen (Joseph Lewis Cook), Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and Guyasuta and how they dealt with the gathering storm.
This week we setup the board and talk about how Native Americans were influential in many stages of the road to Revolution.
Logan was a friend to all. That is until squatters killed off his entire family, sparking the 1774 conflict known as Lord Dunmore's War.
With the Seven Years War winding down. Jeffery Amherst the British Commander-in-Chief of North America has to reduce spending drastically. One of the things he cuts to almost zero is the budget for allied Native Nations. Also colonists begin pouring into the west in violation to the Treaty of Easton. A Seneca man named Guyasuta will try to resist these encroachments and a prophet named Neolin will inspire a pan-indigenous revival which in turn inspires an Ottawa man named Obwandiyag to drive out the British from the Great Lakes. The British however called him Pontiac.
Today we have a very special extended episode. The first of its kind we have Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen Podcast and The History of the Papacy Podcast. We join him in discussing the 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans". We discuss context and historical accuracy. We hope you enjoy. And please listen to Steve's other shows.
We are back with three stories that Haudenosaunee people tell. The first one is a short story on where stories come from. Then we have a tale about Bear and Buffalo. Finally we have Skunny-Wundy. A person who just can't help but tell everyone how great he is.
Today we end our seven part series on the French and Indian War. The years 1759 and 1760 would see the end of all conflict in North America for the Seven Years War. This week we cover the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, how the Haudenosaunee united with the Canadian Iroquois against the French, the Battle of the Thousand Islands, the burning of the Onondaga village of Oswegatchi, the fall of Montreal and the Treaty of Paris in 1763 that forever changed the balance of power in North America.
During the Summer of 1759 almost 1,000 Iroquois Warriors led the British against the French fort and castle at Niagara.
As the Iroquois look on, the British are slaughtered at Ticonderoga, but the French loose Fort Frontinac, Native Americans sign the treaty of Easton and George Washington finally helps takes back the Ohio Country.
Andrew is a guest on The Eastern Border Podcast. During this episode he and Kristaps Andrejsons, the host, discuss tribal comparisons between Native Americans and ancient Balts. We also discuss reservations, oppression, culture, tribal customs and myths. Hope you’ll enjoy this.
Kristaps Andrejsons. lives in Riga, Latvia, he has a master’s degree in western philosophy from the University of Latvia (and is currently working on his PhD). His podcast is about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe – including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general. He has had numerous guests on his show to discuss history and political matters. Most recently Dan Carlin the host of the shows "Hardcore History" and "Common Sense".
In 1756 The Iroquois warn the British outpost of Oswego that the French will soon be upon them. Then in 1757 over 6,000 French and 1,000 allied Indians will attack Fort William Henry at the south end of Lake George.
Braddock was defeated in Western Pennsylvania in 1755. The same time that he was bleeding out, two other armies were making their way through Iroquois territory towards French forts. Will they do any better? This week we cover how the Mohawk were involved in the Battle of Lake George and the Fall of Fort Bull.
In 1775 British General Edward Braddock's army is destroyed by a Franco-Indian Army. Braddock's inability to adjust to American warfare and lack of Iroquois scouts is his doom.
The Year is 1753 and the French, English, and the Mingo Iroquois are about to light a powder keg that will turn into a world war. A 21 year old soldier sets out to deliver a message with an Iroquois Viceroy to a French Fort.
From 1701 to 1753 the Haudenosaunee used Diplomacy to strengthen and expand their Confederacy by holding trade and alliance councils with New France other North American tribes and many of the English Colonies.
After the invasion by Col. Barnwell from South Carolina in 1712. The Lower Tuscarora have to deal with another colonial force in 1713. A showdown at Fort Neoheroka will be one of the bloodiest massacres in American History.
On September 21, 1711 500 Tuscarora and other Native American warriors strike against farms and homes in North Carolina. The conflict that ensues will be one of the deadliest in the history of Colonial America.
For over a thousand years the Tuscarora lived in Central North Carolina. This week we cover how they arrived there, their culture and the political situations in 1710. We are proud to introduce the Sixth Nation.