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09/07/2019

What did the Native Americans do for the Americans in the Revolutionary War?

QUESTION
What did the Native Americans do for the Americans in the Revolutionary War?
I have an essay due soon and am so lost. What did the NA do for the Americans in the RW? Why? I also need to know why it is important to remember forgotten heroes and preserve them. What you know, sources and websites greatly appreciated! NEED THIS LIKE NOW!

ANSWER
here is one

At Valley Forge

The harvest for the previous year among the Oneidas had produced an abundant amount of corn and knowing that George Washington and his army at Valley Forge were low on supplies, Chief Shenendoah (aka Oskanondohna) sent an expedition to help with the food shortage. [1] Among them was one woman by the name of Polly Cooper. Cooper would also be among a group of people who would choose to stay behind and continue to help the American Army. [2]

She aided not only in caring for the many sickly soldiers but also taught them the nutritional and medicinal purposes of various foods. Most importantly, she showed them how to use hulled corn to make a soup that was an essential part of the Iroquois diet. [3] Cooper was even known to walk among the soldiers during battle to provide water to the soldiers. Polly Cooper and the generous gift of the Oneida certainly helped lead to a victory by George Washington and his troops in leading the British out of Valley Forge and Pennsylvania. [4]

EDIT: several years later, washington ordered general sullivan to burn all the Iroquois towns and crop fields in new york state, including those of the oneida who saved his sorry ***. he earned the name “Town Destroyer”.