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Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Haudenosaunee

People of the Longhouse

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Haudenosaunee Marker
Inscription.  The Seneca call themselves Onondowahgah, People of the Great Hill. They are the western-most people of the Haudenosaunee, known today as the Six Nations Iroquois. Haudenosaunee means, "People who Build Houses," and the term has come to designate the League of the Iroquois. When this confederacy was founded, the Seneca were entitled Keepers of the Western Door.

The Longhouse was not simply a dwelling. It was an idea:
Hereabouts are five nations, each with its own council fire, yet they shall live together as one household in peace. They shall be the Kanonsionni, the Longhouse. They shall have one mind and live under one law. Thinking shall replace killing, and there shall be one commonwealth.

With these words the founder of the confederacy, who is known as the Peacemaker, addressed Jikonhsaseh, the Mother of Nations, the first woman to embrace the Great Law of Peace.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPeace.
 
Location. 42° 57.731′ N, 77° 24.757′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario
Haudenosaunee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Haudenosaunee Marker
The nearest marker. The road in the background is NY route 444.
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boughton Hill Road (County Route 41) and Victor Holcomb Road (New York State Route 444). Marker is at Ganondagan New York State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seneca Women as Horticulturalists (a few steps from this marker); Onenodaji:h (a few steps from this marker); Gayanessha'gowa (within shouting distance of this marker); Deohako (within shouting distance of this marker); Ganondagan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jikonhsaseh (about 400 feet away); Wenishadenyoh (about 400 feet away); Ezra Wilmarth (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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