Oneida Scouts

Oneida Scouts

Original acrylic on canvas / 24 x 36 Price $900 (Sold)

This painting is a part of a series I am creating based on the Sullivan campaign in New York State during the summer and fall of 1779. Here two Oneida scouts, who are under the employ of General Sullivan and the Continental Army, reconnoiter ahead of the main column searching for any sign of a Seneca ambush just east of the Genesee River. The objective of the campaign was to burn out the Iroquois villages thus stopping their raids on the frontier settlements in central New York, and along the Mohawk. These farming settlements were basically unprotected, and under Joseph Brandt and Major John Butler and his Rangers, were easy pray for Indian attacks. Washington relied on these frontier settlements to provide wheat, corn, and other food staples to his army. Sullivan led a scorched earth policy upon the tribes burning their villages, crops, orchards, and destroying way of life as they knew it. They retreated to the protection of the British at Fort Niagara where they became a great burden to the crown and suffered greatly that winter. My series of paintings will continue to depict many of the actions and adventures from this major campaign which shaped the history of western New York.

Limited Edition Print signed and numbered / 100 total run / on acid free paper / 12 x 16 / $80

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During the frontier wars many young children were abducted by various tribes to replace fallen warriors. Here a young boy is being led north for such a purpose, and future adoption into the tribe.

Limited Edition Print signed and numbered / 100 total run / on acid free paper / 12 x 16 / $80

Click the link below for Prints

http://dave-hasler.artistwebsites.com/

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