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Women's Rights

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Women's Rights Marker
Inscription.  The equality of Haudenosaunee women was assured from the foundation of the Confederacy. The first person to accept the Peacemaker's message was a woman, Jikonhsaseh. She secured the rights, responsibilities, and roles Haudenosaunee women continue to enjoy. Matrilineal heritage in Haudenosaunee society, where clan and nation are inhereted through mothers, establishes great respect for women's contributions to society.

The freedom of Haudenosaunee women and the power they wielded in their political life influenced the women's sufferage movement through leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Lucretia Mott. Their personal relationships with people from the Haudenosaunee nation were a great inspiration to them in their sufferage campaign.

A Balance of Power
Haudenosaunee women and men have complimentary roles. By sharing and checking one another's responsibilities, the clan mother and the chief achieve a balance of power. Through their entwined civil roles, they work to preserve peace for the clan, the nation, and ultimately for the Confederacy of the Six Nations.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
Women's Rights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Women's Rights Marker
From left to right are The Clearing, Hanuwane and Women's Rights markers. These are behind the visitor center.
is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsNative AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 42° 57.787′ N, 77° 24.87′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boughton Hill Road (New York State 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. Hanuwane (a few steps from this marker); The Clearing (a few steps from this marker); Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Wenishadenyoh (within shouting distance of this marker); Gahayanduk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jikonhsaseh (about 400 feet away); Palisades (about 500 feet away); Gayanessha'gowa (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
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. (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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Nov. 26, 2020