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Story of Moravians VI: Peaceful Settlers Turn to Muskets


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The North Carolina Moravians had to temper their pacifism with some dependence on force concerning the native Indians in the western part of the state. The worst of the troubles came during the French and Indian Wars as the Cherokees \"sold\" their land in the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals from 1754-1770. Fighting in the Northern colonies drove many Moravians into the Carolinas, particularly Bethabara, and after 1779, Bethania. Despite their scruples against bearing arms, the Moravians established a militia headed by Brother Jacob Loesch.
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