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Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Indians at Queenston Heights

October 13, 1812

 
 
Indians at Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Indians at Queenston Heights Marker
Inscription. Warriors of the Six Nations of Iroquois (Mohawks, Oniedas Onondagos, Cayugas, Senecas, Tuscaroras), mainly from the Grand River, fought as allies of the British in this historic battle with the Americans. Speaking distinctive dialects and with different religious beliefs, these Indians were drawn together for the battle by John Norton, a resourceful and courageous commander. Norton, a man of Cherokee and Scottish ancestry, was a Mohawk (Teyoninhokarawen) by adoption. With John Brant (Ahyouwaeghs), the youngest son of Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), and John Bearfoot, a vetran of the American Revolutionary War, the Iroquois fought for their own survival as a people and in support of the British.
 
Erected 1980 by Niagara Parkes Commission and the Queenston Community Association with the Assistance of the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
 
Location. 43° 9.735′ N, 79° 3.28′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Clarence Street west of Queenston Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This historical monument is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, on the southern edge of a residential neighborhood, in a small community park with several other
Indians at Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Indians at Queenston Heights Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a moderately sized boulder.
historical monuments, affixed to a moderately sized boulder, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brock's Cenotaph (a few steps from this marker); 'Alfred' (within shouting distance of this marker); 4. The Counter-Offensive Takes Shape (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brock Dead House (about 210 meters away); Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (about 210 meters away); Laura Secord (1775-1868) (about 210 meters away); The Battle of Queenston Heights (about 240 meters away); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Indians at Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Indians at Queenston Heights Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a moderately sized boulder, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, with a distant view of the Brock Monument at the top of the Niagara Escarpment in the distant background.
Indians at Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Indians at Queenston Heights Marker
View looking east of the historic marker, situated next to several other historical monuments, in a community park, at the southern edge of a Queenston residential neighborhood.
Indians at Queenston Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Indians at Queenston Heights Marker
View looking south of the historical marker on the right side of the picture, situated in a community park with several other monuments, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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