During America’s Revolution, George Washington ordered Generals Sullivan and Clinton to launch the biggest operation to date against sovereign peoples in North American history. Most Iroquois are uprooted from their homelands, making way for the Erie Canal and Westward Expansion. Strikingly, though Sullivan/Clinton has the most historical markers in New York, it has been nearly forgotten. Spiegelman’s lecture combines fresh research, visuals, and animated maps to attempt to answer why.
Spiegelman will introduce the campaign’s dark origins, key players, main events, tragic and victorious aftermaths, and lasting results. Beyond the military operation, he will discuss its impact on native culture, the land, and today’s environment.
The Unadilla Historical Association is located at 131 Main St in Unadilla, NY (Otsego County). This event is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. For further information about this event, please contact Don Tuttle at (607) 369-7323.