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Here is a brief history of how Goshen was founded.
David Zeisberger was a Moravian clergyman, missionary, and translator among the Native Americans in the Thirteen Colonies. He travelled from Pennsylvania to Michigan territory. He became fluent in the Onondaga Iroquoian dialect. He also produced dictionaries and religious works in Iroquoian and Algonquian. He worked among the Delaware of Pennsylvania, coming into conflict with British authorities over his advocacy of Natives’ rights and his ongoing efforts to establish white and native Moravian communities in southern Ohio. His relations with British authorities worsened during the American Revolutionary War and in 1781 he was arrested and held at Fort Detroit. On March 8, 1782,while he was imprisoned, 98 of his Native American converts in Ohio were murdered by Pennsylvania militiamen in a bloody event known as the Gnadenhutten Massacre.
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