Shawnee reenactor at Colonial Williamsburg. Native people played an important role in the Revolutionary War, especially in Ohio and Pennsylvania. They fought on both sides of the conflict, just as they fought on both sides in the French & Indian War.
In South Carolina fear of native attacks (and Whig propaganda) made many people who would otherwise have been Loyalist (or at least neutral) pick up arms and join the rebellion.
The role they played is one one that’s been under-reported.