The American Revolutionary War presented problems and opportunities for Native Americans, women, and loyalists. Despite a wish to remain neutral in a conflict that they did not understand, many tribes were dragged into the war with disastrous consequences, regardless of the side they backed in the War. Women were also deeply involved in the war, both by supporting the effort with domestic industry as well as becoming more actively involved through spying or even donning men’s clothing and fighting. For loyalists, the war forced them to either hide their politics in the hopes that they would be ignored, or to actively fight their neighbors for the crown they supported.
This text examines the unique experience of and outcomes for Native Americans, women, and loyalists in the Revolutionary War. This is the chapter “Other Battlefronts” from my textbook “We Take Nothing by Conquest”. This text is also included in a complete and comprehensive mini-unit on Native Americans in the Revolutionary War available from my store. That complete unit includes not only this text but also an inquiry based study guide, PowerPoint, assessment, primary source activity, and a Teacher’s Guide for using all of the materials
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