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Quiz 5 1) Native Americans were heavily involved in the American Revolution from the very beginning. The start of their participation was in 1777 when the Continental Army came to Mohawk village, leaving the Iroquois Confederacy divided and into a war zone. The battle of Oriskany was one of the deadliest battles as well as the battle of Fort Stanwix. These battles underlined how the American Revolution was very intricate and diverse when it came to involvement. We can see that during this battle, the Hessian mercenaries fought against the German Americans, the British against English Americans, Mohawk Iroquois against the Oneida Iroquois, and the New York loyalists against the New York Patriots. In 1779, the Native Americans were officially involved with the Revolution and Iroquois Confederacy tribes had split up. In January of 1779, the eternal flame was put out and this flame symbolized the union of the six tribes within the Iroquois Confederacy. The war against the Indians and Americans were getting out of control in the American backcountry. The Natives were fighting for their independence, culture and had wanted to achieve the same goal as the Americans. The fight would keep going back and forth with

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