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Native Americans in the Revolution

The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy were the original inhabitants of the Mohawk Valley. White settlers moved in over the span of one hundred years, forcing changes to Native American cultures. Warring European powers often complicated an uneasy coexistence with the Indian nations by drawing them into their conflicts. The American Revolution forced the long unified Six Nations Confederacy to split and choose sides in the War for American Independence.

Many of our historic sites offer Native American interpretive programs and period exhibits highlighting the history of the Iroquois Nations.

 

Auriesville Shrine

Auriesville Shrine

Shrine, Historic Site

Birthplace of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (First Native American Saint) and National Shrine of North American Martyrs.

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136 Shrine Road, Fultonville, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 853-3033
Open Year Round
Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

Museum

Located in Cooperstown, NY, the Fenimore Art Museum offers a rich collection of American, folk, and American Indian art, as well as American decorative arts.

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5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY
CountyOtsego County
(607) 547-1400
(888) 547-1450
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Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Museum, Historic Site

The Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park marks the site of Fort Plain/Rensselaer, a Revolutionary War fortress built in 1779 to protect local residents from Valley raids and evacuees from Cherry Vall...

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389 Canal Street, Fort Plain, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 993-2527
Seasonal Operation
Fort Stanwix National Monument

Fort Stanwix National Monument

National Landmark

For thousands of years the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well...

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100 N. James Street, Rome, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 338-7730
Open Year Round
Iroquois Indian Museum

Iroquois Indian Museum

Museum

The Iroquois Museum has served as a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity since 1981. Located 45 minutes west of Albany, NY, the...

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324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
CountySchoharie County
(518) 296-8949
Seasonal Operation
Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Historic Site

Johnson Hall was the home of Sir William Johnson, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and Mohawk Molly Brant. Built in 1763 in the English, Georgian-style, the mansion and dependencies were the...

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139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY
CountyFulton County
(518) 762-8712
(518) 762-2330
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National Kateri Tekakawitha Shrine and Mohawk Caughnawaga Indian Museum

National Kateri Tekakawitha Shrine and Mohawk Caughnawaga Indian Museum

Shrine, Historic Site

Shrine and chapel that now marks the location where Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (First Native American Saint) spent most of her life, as well as the site of the only completely excavated Iroquois Indian v...

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3628 State Route 5, Fonda, NY
CountyMontgomery County
(518) 853-3646
Seasonal Operation
Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

State Landmark, Historic Site

Considered the significant turning point in the American Revolution, the Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest battles of the War of Independence. ...

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7801 State Route 69, Rome, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 768-7224
(315) 377-3081
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Oriskany Village Museum
420 Utica Street, Oriskany, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 736-7529
Open Year Round
Roland B. Hill Memorial Indian Museum

Roland B. Hill Memorial Indian Museum

Museum

Dedicated to preserving the local Native American history along the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. The museum hosts many school classes, scout groups, local organizations, and international...

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361 Main Street, Otego, NY
CountyOtsego County
(607) 988-2229
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