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By 1781, many Delawares who had not converted had chosen to side with the British. Most Christian Delawares preferred to remain out of the conflict entirely. To keep the Delawares from launching raids on American settlers in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, Colonel Daniel Brodhead left Fort Pitt with three hundred men to destroy the Delaware communities near Coshocton. Brodhead's army did not see the difference between the Delawares and the Christian Delawares. They destroyed both Coshocton and Lichtenau. Lichtenau was never rebuilt. The destruction of these two villages illustrates a common occurrence in the Ohio Country during the American Revolution and the decades that followed. Rather than identifying the people who had actually attacked American settlements, soldiers and civilians often sought revenge against the nearest Native Americans.
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