IV of The Winning of America (Narratives of America) Series by Allan
Eckert. Wilderness War is an account of the contest between Royal
Americans and the revolutionaries for the allegiance of the Iroquois
Nation during the period of the American Revolution, its devastating
effect upon settlers of both persuasions in the Wyoming and Mohawk
Valleys, and of the Sullivan Campaign which all but destroyed Iroquois
unity and power.
Occurring in 1779, this narrative history chronicles the day-by
day, step-by-step march of the United States Army under Major General
John Sullivan to destroy the Iroquois Indians, as ordered by Commander-in-Chief
George Washington. Based on the numerous diaries, letters and official
reports by the actual members of the expedition, it is a compelling
account of the first major war waged by the new American government
against the Indians and takes place primarily in eastern Pennsylvania
and much of New York State.
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