The Life of Jenny Wiley​ Part One

To understand what happened to Jenny Wiley, it is important to understand what was going on with the American Native Americans and settlers.

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The Appalachian huts of the Native American Tribes that lived in the area.
The Appalachian huts of the Native American Tribes that lived in the area.

Before we get into the story, it is important to understand the events of what was going on with the settlers and the Native American Nations of that time and how a case of mistaken identity led to the tragic life of Jenny Wiley. The descriptions and complete list of the events are in no way exhaustive but their purpose is to describe what was happening in the 1700s in North America at that time. Links are provided below for you to find out more information on the topics.

Source Information

Proclamation of 1763
https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/1763-proclamation-of

Treaty of Paris, 1763
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1750-1775/treaty-of-paris

The Indians’ War of Independence
https://ap.gilderlehrman.org/essay/indians%27-war-independence?period=3

Lord Dunmore’s War
https://www.britannica.com/event/Lord-Dunmores-War

Indian Trails of Appalachia
https://appvoices.org/2008/10/30/indian-trails-of-appalachia/

French and Indian War
https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/french-and-indian-war-video

Revolutionary War
https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history

Westward Expansion
https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/westward-expansion

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