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Title | america1777
Artist | Steve Gonyea (Onondaga)
Medium | Acrylic paint
Year | 2005
Description | Steve's allegorical painting is a commentary on and companion to the once well-known national icon, "The Murder of Jane McCrae," painted by John Vanderlyn in 1804. Her killing in 1777 was one of the events (along with the so-called Wyoming Valley and Cherry Valley massacres of 1778) that created an atmosphere in which the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign against Iroquoia was launched in 1779.

©2006 Steve Gonyea