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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 3:16 p.m. PST

"Many Native American tribes fought in the Revolutionary War. The majority of these tribes fought for the British but a few fought for the Americans.

Many of these tribes tried to remain neutral in the early phase of the war but when some of them came under attack by American militia, they decided to join the British.

Other tribes joined the British in the hopes that if the British won, they would put a stop to colonial expansion in the west, as they had done with the Royal Proclamation of 1763…"


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2021 3:40 p.m. PST

From the History of Massachusetts blog

RudyNelson12 Jan 2021 4:46 p.m. PST

I did a magazine article on Naitve First Nation in the American Revolution.
It was a companion articles to the Germans in the American Revolution. It is part of the First Nation Under One Sun series.
Article available by request send email to

Piyan Glupak12 Jan 2021 9:54 p.m. PST

Thank you. I might try an AWI game with Native Americans on both sides, but with more on the British side.

RudyNelson12 Jan 2021 10:19 p.m. PST

Check the southern campaign area. Georgia, West Florida and SC back country. Creeks in Those areas. Cherokee in NC,

Bill N13 Jan 2021 4:41 a.m. PST

Don't forget the Catawbas who fought on the American side in the south.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 10:58 a.m. PST



Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 12:08 p.m. PST

Stockbridge Indians in Massachusetts were in the 8th Massachusetts Regiment.
They fought at Saratoga.
On the British side, there were an ever dwindling number of scouts, etc. There is that mysterious unit of "Loyalists, Indians, Canadians and Scouts" that appear in some scenarios for Freeman's Farm.
I don't know if they faced each other.

There is always the "enemies of my enemy" factor to consider also.

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