Category Archives: St. John’s Indians

Maine Indians and the Revolutionary War

I’m working my way through the DAR’s wonderful resource, Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriot in the Revolutionary War.  These names of course are all going on the Native Names document.  The DAR has separated their research into … Continue reading

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When a Mohawk is not a Mohawk

Some things seem elementary.  If you found an ancestor with the surname of Mohawk, you’d immediately think Native, or at least seriously ponder the possibility.  If you knew you were dealing with a Native family named Mohawk, you’d know you … Continue reading

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Indians in the Revolutionary War – Choosing Sides

Who fought in the Revolutionary War?  Which side did the Indians choose, and why? For many Indians, in particular, the Shawnee, Creeks and the very large and powerful Cherokee and Iroquois, the British seemed like a better bet.  The British … Continue reading

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