Indian Nations

Portrait by Artist to Come


QUICK FACTS

           

Northern Nations

  • Iroquois Confederacy (Six Nations)
    • Mohawk
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Cayuga
    • Seneca
    • Tuscaror (fled north to join confederacy during 18th century)
  • Lenape (Delaware)
    • Munsee
    • Unami
  • Mahican
  • Metoac
  • Wabenaki Confederacy
    • Abenaki
    • Micmac
    • Penobscot
    • Maliseet
    • Pestomuhkati (Passamaquoddy)
  • Wappinger

Southern Nations

  • Catawba
  • Cherokee
  • Muscogee (Creek)
  • Shawnee

Perspectives

  • Neolin and Religious Awakening
  • Pontiac’s War, 1763 - 66

The Continental soldier often had to provide his own eating utensils, but on occasion they came as standard issue. Maryland troops, for example, were provided a wooden trencher (plate), and bowl, as well as wooden and pewter spoons. Each man would have his knife, of course; and for quaffing his rum, cider, beer, or whiskey, a horn cup, which was extremely light compared with pewter or ceramic. Officers, as might be expected, had more refined utensils. George Washington’s mess kit, for example, was a very elaborate affair housed in a handsome fourteen-compartment wood chest lined with green wool.

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)