Hostile Nations: Quantifying the Destruction of the Sullivan-Clinton Genocide of 1779

  title={Hostile Nations: Quantifying the Destruction of the Sullivan-Clinton Genocide of 1779},
  author={Rhiannon M. Koehler},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={427 - 453}
Abstract:In 1779, with the violence of the American Revolution still smoldering, General George Washington embarked on the first genocidal campaign in US history. His aim: to “chastise and intimidate” the Haudenosaunee or, as one of his subordinates more succinctly put it, “to extirpate those hell-hounds from off the face of the Earth.” With over 85 percent of the national budget in hand, General Washington enlisted the aid of military experts, including Generals John Sullivan, James Clinton… 
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