Governor Dinwiddie Directs Indians To Go “A Scalping” in 1757

In the spring and summer of 1757 the long expected Indian allies arrived in Virginia, as many as four hundred by May – Cherokees, Catawbas, Tuscaroras, and Nottaways. But Dinwiddie was wholly unable to use them effectively; and in order to provide amusement for them, he directed that they should go “a scalping” with the whites-“a barbarous method of war.”

(Quoted from The Conquest of the Old Southwest, published by the Century Company, New York in 1920. Chapter V by Archibald Henderson (Ph.D.))

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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