American Revolution Podcast

ARP218 Onondaga Creek

September 19, 2021

In April, 1779 the Continental Army destroys the villages of the Onondaga Tribe in the initial phase of a larger operation against the Iroquois.  Col. Goose Van Schaick leads the raid to remove this neutral tribe as a support system for loyalist raids into upstate New York.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: Goose Van Schaick of Albany, 1736-1789: The Continental Army's Senior Colonel, by T.W. Egly.

Online Recommendation of the Week: The Van Schaick Expedition, April 1779: https://www.nps.gov/fost/learn/historyculture/the-van-schaick-expedition-april-1779.htm

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