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The Killing Frost

An American Tragedy
A novel by

On March 8, 1782, in the Ohio Territory, ninety-six Christian Delaware Indians -- men, women, and children -- were summarily and brutally executed by a small group of colonial militiamen from Fort Pitt. It is a true story with which very few Americans are familiar, but "The Killing Frost" details this tragedy, along with the poignant account of the dedicated Moravian missionaries who suffered with them. Their combined misfortunes include being used as pawns by both sides during the Revolutionary War, being force-marched by the British nearly 200 miles in near-freezing weather, facing the death penalty during a British trial on charges of espionage, and other numerous incidents of mistreatment culminating in the cruel massacre.


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