Along with Benedict Arnold, Simon Girty was one of the most hated men in early America. The son of an Irish immigrant, he was raised on the western Pennsylvania frontier but was captured by the Senecas as a teenager and lived among them for several years. This able frontiersman might be seen today as a defender of Native Americans, but in his own time he was branded as a traitor for siding with First Nations and the British during the Revolutionary War. He fought fiercely against Continental.
About the Author
Richard Taylor is professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University. A former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, he is the author of many books, including Earth Bones.