They still don't know that I'm a woman! This disguise is really working!
Native Americans in the War
We can't help you. War is unpredictable. Plus, isn't this supposed to be a private conflict between yourselves?
Africans in the War
I'll just get to the point. If you were a slave, you are not allowed to armed. Understood?
Women in the war helped many ways, such as spying, fundraising, camp following, or providing physical support. A woman, Deborah Sampson, disguised herself as a man named Robert Shurtleff and fought as a soldier.
Foreign-Born Heroes of the Revolution
I'm here to train and educate you people! If you can't even walk a mile in the snow, then why are you here?
Different Native Americans stayed on different sides during the war. Some helped the British to stop colonization. Some helped the Patriots due to previous alliances. Some stayed neutral, viewing it as a personal conflict.
Since Brewster is in town, I'll have to hang a black petticoat outside to let Woodhull know.
African Americans joined the war for either sides to get their own freedom. Slaves weren't allowed to be armed in fear of a rebellion. They provided help in other ways. After the war, only some Loyalist Africans actually got freedom, but weren't treated equally.
Those unhonorable Patriots are too fast! They come up from behind things, fire, and hide again!
France, Spain, and many individuals from other nations provided support for the Patriots either with finances, combat, or training. A Prussian, Baron von Steuben, helped train the troops at Valley Forge and educate them in military tactics. He also improved sanitation.
There were many spying methods during the war, such as using ciphers, secret codes, invisible ink, and hidden letters. A notable spy was Anna Strong, a member of Washington's Spy Ring. She passed information by doing laundry and allowed Woodhull and Brewster to communicate.
The weapons used in the war were muskets, pistols, bayonets, cannons, swords, and tomahawks. They also used many tactics, such as the Guerilla Tactic. It allowed a small force to wear out a larger one by charging out from behind rocks, trees, etc, firing, and then hiding again.