None of the information inscribed on the historical marker at the entrance to the Hemlock Lake Park in Livonia is wrong.

Installed by the state in 1929, the marker correctly denotes the course of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign in the late summer and early fall of 1779. But its framing of the military campaign, as a righteous expedition against “hostile” Native Americans that “checked the aggressions” of indigenous peoples and British forces during a pivotal stretch of the Revolutionary War, doesn’t tell the full story.

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