White Eyes, George (c. 1770-1798)

Princeton student.

Son of White Eyes, a Delaware Indian sachem who served as a guide in the Revolutionary War and was murdered by Continental troops (1778). After his father’s death, George White Eyes was placed in the New Jersey home of Indian trader George Morgan and educated at federal expense. Attended Princeton (1785-88); dropped out due to financial problems and returned to the Delaware Indians (c. 1790). Killed in a drunken brawl (1798).

First letter in correspondence: August 1, 1788; Ruth L. Woodward and Wesley Frank Craven, Princetonians, 1784-1790: A Biographical Dictionary (Princeton, N.J., 1991), pp. 442-52.