Lot 53: 1763 THE PAXTON BOYS MASSACRE OF CONESTOGA INDIANS

Lot 53: 1763 THE PAXTON BOYS MASSACRE OF CONESTOGA INDIANS

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D. L. Straight Auctioneers

July 2, 2019 3:00 PM EST
Sturbridge, MA, US

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Description: 1763 THE PAXTON BOYS MASSACRE OF THE CONESTOGA INDIANS LANCASTER, PA, COLORED LITHOGRAPH, 8 X 12 / FRAME 14 X 17 VERY GOOD CONDITION

Literature: The Paxton Boys were frontiersman of Scots-Irish origin from along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania who formed a vigilante group to retaliate in 1763 against local American Indians in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and Pontiac's War. They are widely known for murdering 20 Susquehannock in events collectively called the Conestoga Massacre. Following attacks on the Conestoga, in January 1764 about 250 Paxton Boys marched to Philadelphia to present their grievances to the legislature. Met by leaders in Germantown, they agreed to disperse on the promise by Benjamin Franklin that their issues would be considered. In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, no Europeans had yet settled in the frontier of Pennsylvania. A new wave of Scots-Irish immigrants encroached on Native American land in the backcountry often in blatant violation of previously signed treaties. These settlers claimed that Indians often raided their homes, killing men, women and children. Reverend John Elder, who was the parson at Paxtang, became a leader of the settlers. He was known as the "Fighting Parson" and kept his rifle in the pulpit while he delivered his sermons.[1] Elder helped organize the settlers into a mounted militia and was named captain of the group, known as the "Pextony boys."[2] Although there had been no Indian attacks in the area, the Paxton Boys claimed that the Conestoga secretly provided aid and intelligence to the hostiles. At daybreak on December 14, 1763, a vigilante group of the Scots-Irish frontiersmen attacked Conestoga homes at Conestoga Town (near present-day Millersville), murdered six, and burned their cabins.Wikepdia

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