IntriguingHistory

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The Yellow Creek Massacre: A Turning Point in American History

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On April 30, 1774, a posse of armed settlers murdered a group of unsuspecting Native Americans in cold blood along the banks of the Ohio River, near the mouth of Yellow Creek. The incident, also known as the Yellow Creek Massacre, was so momentous that Thomas Jefferson, as a delegate in the Virginia House of Burgesses, called it “inhumane” and “indecent”, and he mentioned it in the only book he ever published, Notes on the State of Virginia.

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