Death of Jane McCrea

Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by John Vanderlyn
published on 22 February 2024
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The murder of Jane McCrea on 27 July 1777 by a Native American warrior allied to the British was heavily propagandized by the Patriots, who preyed upon the Americans' fear of Native American attacks. The Patriots claimed that the murder was evidence that British General John Burgoyne meant to unleash his indigenous allies on a killing spree of Americans. This led to an upsurge in American enlistments into the Continental Army, contributing to the American victory in the upcoming Battles of Saratoga.

Oil on canvas by John Vanderlyn, 1804.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford.

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