By Barbara Alice Mann
A superb booklet. rather well researched. The thesis is convincingly proven. i'd suggest to scholars and co-workers.
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56 His less industrious soldiers waited, however, until the next day to be ‘‘busy in collecting the plunder and making an equal Distribution of it to each Comy. 57 On 26 April, Lieutenant Beatty’s regiment continued on to Fort Herkimer, conveying with them the prisoners, who were to remain on their feet for the next two days, going overland to Schenectady. 58 It was all over but the crowing. ’’59 This news was passed very quickly to their mutual superiors, Generals Washington and Clinton.
The Wyoming inhabitants were duly warned beforehand, although, in a racist twist on the usual ‘‘friendly Indian’’ theme, J. 102 Against John Butler’s 500 for the British stood 400 Americans plus 60 regular troops under the command of Zebulon Butler (no relation to the British Butlers). 103 Face-saving excuses have since been made for the ineffectual Americans (they were outnumbered and their ofﬁcers were dead), but the fact remains that the military people capable of defending the town did nothing, leaving settlers to mount their own ill-conceived and undisciplined defense.
50 American ofﬁcials coyly avoided the sexual issue in the eighteenth century, and Victorian chroniclers prudishly sidestepped it in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, especially after the Geneva Convention outlawed rape as a war crime, historians became downright tight-lipped on the matter, but it deserves frank scrutiny in the twenty-ﬁrst century. For all their evasion of the issue, rape was not unconsidered by generals on the ground during the Revolutionary War. In fact, just before Van Schaick took off on his Onondaga raid, he and General James Clinton, who was ﬁxing for an assault of his own, had a little exchange on the matter that remains part of the western record.
George Washington's War on Native America by Barbara Alice Mann