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Title
Massacre of Wyoming
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Massacres

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1856
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC MASSA
Topics
Wyoming Massacre, 1778
Iroquois Indians -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming -- 1770-1779
Massacres
Massacres -- Pennsylvania -- Wyoming -- 1770-1779
Genres
Conjectural works
Notes
Source note: From An illuminated history of North America, from the earliest period to the present time. (New York : Bill, 1856) Frost, John (1800-1859), Author.
Content: Printed on border: "Campaign of 1778." ". . . Wyoming, a flourishing settlement on the Pennsylvania frontier, was suddenly assailed, the slender militia force which defended it overpowered, and the inhabitants exposed to all the horrors of Indian vengeance and massacre. From the lateness of the season, only a few partial attempts could be made to retaliate. Next spring, however, General Sullivan was despatched with four thousand men, and joined by General Clinton with another division from the Mohawk river. They entered the territory of the Indians, who, quite unable to resist so large a force, abandoned their homes and fled before them. The villages were then reduced to ashed, every trace of cultivation obliterated, and the region rendered as much as possible uninhibitable. This rigour is said to have been authorized by Washington, and justified on the ground that without inteposing a desert between the states and this savage race, no security could be enjoyed on the frontier. / During the summer of 1778, the Indians, who had become very troublesome on the borders of Virginia, received a severe check from Colonel George Rogers Clarke . . ."
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: Sheet 20 x 12 cm. (8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 1996075
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17960468
Barcode: 33333159485123
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 526dd290-c557-012f-008c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Massacre of Wyoming" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1856. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3849-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Massacre of Wyoming" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3849-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1856). Massacre of Wyoming Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3849-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Massacre of Wyoming