~ Forgotten Patriots ~
The Forgotten Patriots Project focuses on the important contributions made by African American and American Indian patriots of the American Revolution. To date, thousands of Forgotten Patriots have been identified, and DAR researchers continue to uncover these individuals and their unique stories. The original "Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Service in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783." was published in 2001 and was then expanded in 2008. Research continued and a supplement to the 2008 book was compiled.
DAR is now offering the full text of the Forgotten Patriots book and its corresponding supplement online! This document contains the entire content of the 2008 publication which identifies over 6,600 names of African Americans and American Indians who contributed to American Independence. The 874 pages include details of the documented service of the listed Patriots, historical commentary on happenings of the time, an assortment of illustrations, and an extensive bibliography of research sources related to the topic.These documents can be downloaded for free from the DAR website. Subsequent updates will appear online as needed. Forgotten Patriots - African American and American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War: A Guide to Service, Sources, and Studies can be downloaded for free as a PDF document.
The DAR Library continues to seek new opportunities to expand the Forgotten Patriots project. A supplement to this book includes additional names and documentation and can be downloaded for free as a PDF document - Forgotten Patriots Supplement 2008-2012. This 82 page document contains all of the same type of information as the 2008 publication, but includes an additional three years of research revealing additional names of African Americans and American Indians who contributed to the Revolution. Additional sources and bibliographical information that was discovered after the publication of the book is also included in this supplement.
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