From Ohio History Central
White Eyes was a leader of the Delaware Indians. His Indian name was Koquethagechton. Due to his fair coloring, he was known to the settlers and frontiersmen as White Eyes. The date of his birth is unknown, but it is estimated to be about 1730. By 1762, he was living in a Delaware town south of Pittsburgh. He moved to the Ohio Country prior to the American Revolution.
In 1776, White Eyes replaced Newcomer as the principal leader of the Delawares. He used his influence among the Delawares to consolidate his people and settle in Ohio. The Delawares settled near present-day Coshocton. White Eyes also used his influence to encourage the Indians to make peace with the white settlers, including missionaries from the Moravian Church who settled near the Delawares in the 1770s.
Upon his death, pro-British forces gained greater influence with the Delaware Indians, and the Indians became further alienated from the Americans. While most Delawares had remained neutral in the conflict to this point, many now actively assisted the English.
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