38 - The Paxton Boys

In 1763, the Paxton Rangers are formed.  They are meant to protect their hometown from marauding Native Americans, but after returning from upstate some of them began to take matters into their own hands and are condemned by none other than Benjamin Franklin. 

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Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.

Closing music by Soma.

Sources

Brubaker, Jack. Massacre of the Conestogas. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010.

Franklin, Benjamin. A Narrative of the Late Massacres in Lancaster County of a Number of Indians, Friends of this Province, by Persons Unknown, with some Observations on the same. Philadelphia: Anthony Armbruster, 1764.

Parkman, Francis. The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1870.

Shirk, Willis J. “Wright's Ferry: A Glimpse Into the Susquehanna Backcountry.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 120: 1 / 2 (January/April 1996).

Sipe, C. Hale. The Indian Wars of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: The Telegraph Press, 1929.

Stainton, Leslie. Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014.

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