Massacres/Mass Murder · New York

Cherry Valley massacre

November 11, 1778
Cherry Valley, New York
British forces, Loyalists, and Iroquois forces comprised of Mohawk and Seneca tribesmen, attack, killing 44 civilians and soldiers and capturing over 40

The Iroquois joined the British in retaliation for the mistreatment of the leader of the Mohawks, Joseph Brandt, and the British were interested in occupying the fort itself for their side in the Revolutionary War. Over 500 British and Iroquois troops stormed the fort, overtaking the approximately 250 soldiers and settlers within. Most of those killed were unarmed civilians, and the majority of those captured were women and children.

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