"The German Bleeds and bears ye fur, 1764." Inset: A Narrative of the Late Massacres in Lancaster County . . . Benjamin Franklin, 1764.
Credit: Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia
In the 1760s backcountry Pennsylvanians were convinced that the colony's Quaker leaders were protecting Indians who burned homes and killed frontier families. In this anonymous political cartoon from the 1760s– one of Pennsylvania's first political cartoons– an Indian and Quaker ride on the backs of German and Irish settlers as a home burns in the background and a woman and children lay dead at their feet.