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    The Gnadenhutten Massacre of Christian Indians

    The following is taken from The Whiskey Rebellion by Thomas P. Slaughter, 1986, by Oxford University Press: The Pittsburgh militia was frustrated and angry in March 1782. Each year its members organized an expedition into the Ohio country to subdue hostile Indians, but seldom found the warriors who periodically swept down upon their homes. Even less frequently were they able to exact revenge for such acts as the recent murder and impaling Of a woman and child. Many understood the popular biblical allusion that portrayed all Indians as Canaanites. If the analogy were apt, it was their duty as Christians to wipe the heathens from the face of the earth and redeem the promised land for God’s chosen race.



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