The HANÖNDAGA:NYAHS (Town Destroyer) T-Shirt is designed by the Onöhsagwë: de’ Cultural Center. A humorous piece of wearable pop art. The Onöndowa’ga:’ (or commonly known as, Seneca) people gave this name to George Washington due to the viscous military campaigns he set forth in order to punish the Onöndowa’ga:’ for siding with the British. The Clinton-Sullivan campaign decimated Hodinöhsö:ni’ villages and left fields containing hundreds of thousands of bushels of corn burned. Many Hodinöhsö:ni’ died that winter due to lack of shelter and starvation as a result of Washington’s orders.
“…But you will not by any means listen to ⟨any⟩ overture of peace before the total ruin of their settlements is effected—It is likely enough their fears if they are unable to oppose us, will compel them to offers of peace, or policy may lead them, to endeavour to amuse us in this way to gain time and succour for more effectual opposition. Our future security will be in their inability to injure us the distance to which they are driven and in the terror with which the severity of the chastisement they receive will inspire ⟨the Haudenosaunee⟩…”
From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 31 May 1779