THE GNADENHUTTEN MASSACRE
© Gibbs Smith Education—Illustration by Gary Rasmussen
The Moravians returned to Gnadenhutten to harvest crops they left behind.
© 1855 volume Historical Collections of the Great West
The militia accused the group of Moravian Indians and executed 96 of them, regardless of their pleas.
Why did the Gnadenhutten Massacre happen to these Christian converts who were neutral?
How are acts of violence inflicted on Native Americans described in various historical sources?
A selection of 19th century newspaper articles on the Gnadenhutten Massacre
9 newspaper articles with 11,523 total words and 2,625 unique word forms.
Correspondence of Continental Congress Members
8 volumes with 2,697,898 total words and 44,217 unique word forms
American State Papers - Indian Affairs
107 official documents with 117,102 total words and 8,686 unique word forms.
Dated early 19th century, primarily 1815-1816
Multiple books and scholarly articles on Gnadenhutten massacre, and on the broader context of American-Indian War and American Revolutionary War.
Shezereh is a Senior at UCLA majoring in Economics with minors in Theater and Digital Humanities. For this project she worked on the website creating the general layout, design, format and pages. She also specifically analyzed the correspondence documents related to the massacre using Voyant Tools.
UNG LIK TENG
Ung is a junior at UCLA double majoring in Statistics and Political Science. He's an avid political poll watcher, Pythonistas and boba connoisseur. He uses Word2Vec model to examine themes and patterns within newspaper reporting of the Gnadenhutten Massacre.
HELEN HUANG (XIN)
Helen is a junior Marine Biology major student in UCLA, with minors in Bioinformatics and Digital Humanities. She summarized the theories from scholarly articles, analyzed the correspondence documents and 19th Century newspapers via Voyant Tools, and conducted topic modeling on the correspondence. She also collected images and helped format the website.
Henna is a fourth-year Statistics student minoring in Digital Humanities and Mathematics. She found many of the primary sources to analyze for this project, and wrote some of the content on the website. She also conducted topic modelling, collocate and bigram analyses on the congressmen correspondence.
Rocio is a senior at UCLA majoring in Art History with a Digital Humanities minor. She helped find several primary sources on the Gnadenhutten massacre. She also authored content for the "Project Overview" section of the website and analyzed the American State Papers on Indian Affairs.
Nancy is a sophomore pre-Economics major student, applying for the DH minor in Spring 2019. She used Recogito, an annotation tool for texts, to analyze the geographical locations mentioned in the newpaper documents used for the project. She also used Voyant tools to analyze the the trends and themes associated with the geographical locations of the newspaper documents.