Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erie Area Native Americans
Erie County is named after its first known inhabitants, the Erie Nation.
The Erie Nation, also known as the Cat Nation, bordered other aboriginal territory in New York and Ohio. Most notable were the Seneca Nation, "Keepers of the Western Door" of the Five Nation Iroquois Confederacy, based in New York.
Disputes between the Iroquois and Erie resulted in conflict, ending with the Erie Nation being vanquished and assimilated by the Seneca.
Iroquois dominance of this region lasted until the 1790's when signed treaties safeguarded local settlement.
Location. 42° 8.246′ N, 80° 4.804′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Parade Street, on the right when traveling west on East Front Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located at the northern end of Parade Street, on the ridge that overlooks the Presque Isle harbor. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presque Isle Forts (here, next to this marker); American Fort Erie Heritage (here, next to this marker); Fort Presque Isle (here, next to this marker); Fort de la Presqu'ile (here, next to this marker); The Erie Stone (here, next to this marker); Erie 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Michigan Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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