Book cover for Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America by Nicole Eustaceby Nicole Eustace

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An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching implications for the definition of justice from early America to today.

On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America.

Interview with the Author

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Nicole Eustace: What the Murder of an Indigenous American in 1722 Tells Us About the Dark Origins of the United Sates
6/11/22           25 min


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